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WannaCry Biggest Test of the Year, Says UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

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UK’s National Cyber Security Centre states that the WannaCry ransomware was the biggest test of the year.

The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), which completes one year, has made this observation in its first annual review.

The NCSC was launched in October 2016 with an objective to help defend UK’s “…critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organizations.” The National Cyber Security Centre supports critical organizations, the public sector, industry and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

In its Annual Report for 2017, the NCSC says, referring to the WannaCry outbreak, “On 12 May, the NCSC faced its biggest test of the year”. The report goes on to detail the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware and how it impacted more than 100 countries and affected organizations everywhere. The report discusses how WannaCry impacted the UK and how...(continued)

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