Fix the hack - GulfToday

Fix the hack

Representational image.

Representational image.

The NHS hack has delayed operations for cancer patients but do the hackers realise or care about the pain they are causing and possibly the people whose passing they are speeding up? No, they are just after money.

It is time to stop this, and to jail anyone caught as they could be causing deaths. The only problem is that so far they seem to be able to break into systems too easily. Are the NHS, and many other organisations, being caught out with employees clicking on links or are they still at the stage of sticky notes with passwords stuck on the side of screens?

It’s time to develop and use real security systems for sensitive medical databases or people will die.


Dennis Fitzgerald,

Melbourne, Australia


Related articles