The world has now had time to recover and mitigate damage from the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack. We evaluated what it has left in its wake. Tallied damage includes:
 
More than 150 countries.
Currently $111,996.86 has been paid in bitcoin so far to decrypt files.
Around 16 of England’s National Health System organizations affected, with doctors resorting to pen and paper to complete patient records.
Renault, a European auto manufacturer, kept a French plant—that employs 3500 people—closed Monday, May 28th as a “preventative” measure.
 
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
The NHS in England and Wales often use pen and paper because most IT systems do not interface well between NHS Trusts and GP Surgeries which decide to use different IT systems which DO NOT integrate

AND rely on the Royal Mail First Class to POST Patient information to GPS

So this is not new news and nothing to do with Wannacry!

I was only in NHS York Teaching Hospital yesterday as a patient check after the Serious Road Traffic Accident and you would not believe in 2017!

I have a hand written letter to give to my Physio!

And the comments were if she can read it!

It's illegible!

I did comment you would not think it was 2017!
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
I could go on about NHS England and there IT for hours I could write a book on its issues!

And the Millions of wasted money some trusts have spent on new IT paperless systems only to scrap them after 3.5 million project spend because they did not function to spec because Medical Staff were not trained or asked for their requirements!!!
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by:masnrock
The sad part is a common failure in projects is failing to ask users for requirements.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
The NHS does not consider the opinion of NURSES and DOCTORS worthy!

Very Wrong, and they wonder why, they are all leaving and retiring, now leaving a brain drain in the NHS!
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