NHS Scotland Running Windows XP on 6,500 PCs, 1,500 of Them Infected by WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware outburst that started last week compromised a total of 1,500 Windows XP computers at NHS Scotland, Health Secretary Shona Robison revealed, adding that the organization still has some 6,500 PCs running the unsupported operating system.

Speaking about the outcome of the WannaCry attack, Robison explained that systems running other versions of Windows were also compromised, including many powered by Windows Server 2003.

“At the moment we understand mainly Windows 2007 and Windows 2003 devices were affected and only a small number of Windows XP devices were affected,” Robison said in a statement.

“I know Windows XP has been an issue raised within the media. What I can say about that is there are approximately 6500 XP devices out of around 153,000 total devices, less than 5%.”

No patient data exposed

On the other hand, authorities in Scotland explain that no breaches of patient data were experienced and no information was sto… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.

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