There is an interesting twist to our health service saga.
I presume that everyone knows that the Health Service Executive system was hacked and encoded by hackers demanding a ransom?
The story had a few weird twists, where for example the hackers published the decryption key. The HSE denied paying any ransom which was strange.
Anyhows, the HSE has spent the last few weeks trying to clean up the entire health network. Slowly, bits of it are coming back on-line. But yesterday there was another new twist –
What the fuck?
All they have to do is wipe the hard disk and reload the software. Granted that’s a bit of a nuisance but replacing them is a bit drastic, not to mention really fucking expensive.
But then it transpires that a load of their PCs were running Windoze XP. It’s no fucking wonder they were hacked! Support for that heap of junk ended seven years ago. But apparently they had to stick with it because of “compatibility” problems with other machinery such as scanners and X-ray machines.
Has anyone got a spare copy of WIndoze XP for them to load onto 30,000 laptops?