WannaCrypt attacked anyone?

Just my comment on the ransomware virus plaguing the NHS, and across the world.

It seems to me that the government, having cut NHS funding to a shoestring, blames it for still running Windows XP in places.

The Register says it’s a circular blame game, but definitely blames Microsoft https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/16/wannacrypt_microsoft_blame_game/

Microsoft blames the NSA for holding back news of vulnerabilities. “An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen,” - Yeah, right, they’d tell us … NOT.

The BBC typically said almost nothing useful.

I came into work expecting everyone to be talking about it - but it only affects Microsoft, not Linux. That’s OK then, for us … I backed up my documents anyway, just in case.