NHS hospitals are at risk of further devastating cyber attacks because staff are using “very weak” passwords, a new report reveals. Health chiefs warned that one in four official user accounts granting access to sensitive patient data and vital systems are inadequately protected, while many organisations are failing to update their security software. Around 10 per cent of administrator accounts, used by those who oversee IT systems, were also using weak passwords.The private industry briefing by NHS Digital has emerged three months after the global WannaCry attack, which pitched the health service into chaos.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Telegraph