Four nuclear submarines and Scotland Yard ‘use the same out-of-date Windows system as hacked NHS computers’ sparking fears of military attack

The Sunday People claims four nuclear submarines and the UK’s biggest police force computers still run the Windows system which was yesterday targeted in the devastating online attack

NUCLEAR submarines and Scotland Yard could be vulnerable to the same cyber attack that crippled the NHS and took down systems all over the world – sparking fears of a military attack.

The Sunday People reports the UK’s biggest police force computers still run the Windows system which was yesterday targeted in the devastating online attack, and claims four submarines also use the out-of-date system.

The Ministry of Defence would not comment on the systems used in the vessels but said “we have absolute confidence in our nuclear deterrent”.

According to an investigation 10,000 of the 27,000 police computers at Scotland Yard still use the system which was open to attack.

Met chiefs, who warned staff against “suspicious emails” admitted using the older system.

An international army of experts were hunting down the cyber attackers who brought the NHS to its knees and infected computer systems in dozens of countries around the globe.

They worked tirelessly throughout the night after thousands of governments, businesses and healthcare computers were locked with a message demanding a ransom in bitcoin – an online currency.

According to the Daily Mail specialists from 27 European nations came together to try and stop the virus spreading – the biggest hacking of its kind.

Europol, the European Union’s police force, announced a major investigation had been launched.

A spokesman said: “The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex international investigation to identify the culprits.”

Hundreds of operations were cancelled and patients turned away from A&E after the unprecedented global cyberattack wreaked havoc in 99 countries worldwide yesterday.

Hackers using malware “stolen from the NSA” crippled 45 NHS trusts and caused disruption across at least 45,000 computer networks in 99 countries in the unprecedented global attack yesterday.

Source:https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3556222/nuclear-submarines-scotland-yard-cyber-attack-nhs-same-windows-system/

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