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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.
Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.
Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.
November by Walter de la Mare
A new type of warfare? What lays behind these attacks? Already there have been stories about how hackers have been distorting the democratic process. This attack seems to go further. For example, the British NHS was crippled with a result that operations had to be cancelled, people were left waiting for treatment and chaos reigned supreme.
The Ransomware attack is being described as 'like having a Tomahawk missile stolen', according to Microsoft boss Brad Smith. He says that the ‘WannaCry’ virus attack that locked up to 200,000 computers in 150 countries is a ‘wake-up call’ amid fears that more will be hit during the coming week.
Malicious software believed to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency is believed to have been responsible (it begs the question what the NSA were doing with this in the first place) was used to cause havoc across the world.https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/Opstanding_van_het_Kaas-_en_Broodvolk_in_Haarlem_in_1492_NCRD01_054759498.JPG
Have you been affected? What are your thoughts on this new form of terrorism? What do the hackers expect to gain from these attacks?