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Leith's Journal
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May 12, 2017

UK Hospitals Hit by Massive Cyber Attack

From the Guardian:

Hospitals across England have been hit by a large-scale cyber-attack, the NHS has confirmed, which has locked staff out of their computers and forced many trusts to divert emergency patients.

The IT systems of NHS sites across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit, with a pop-up message demanding a ransom in exchange for access to the PCs. NHS England has declared a major incident. NHS Digital said it was aware of the problem and would release more details soon.

Several companies in Spain were also hit with recent ransomware attacks.

I hope that the criminals are caught and prosecuted! This can NOT become part of our daily lives.
May 9, 2017

Just What WAS Flynn's Underlying Behavior?

Was it of a sexual nature? Was he a jerk around the office? Was it financial? Was he passing info to Putin?

Since it's classified/under investigation, we're not going to find out for a while. But that shouldn't stop us from speculating.

I think that Flynn was working with Putin to undermine societies and elections in the US and around the world. He may have been motivated by being cut loose by the Obama Administration and wanted revenge.

I would love to hear what my fellow DUers think.

May 5, 2017

Do You Have a Fictional Book That You Have Read Several Times?

For me:

Hawaii, by James Michener
I reread it every 5 years or so. Magnificent story of how Hawaii came to be, from early volcanic formation to modern day. Tells how various ethnic groups came to the islands and built new lives.

Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart
The original "almost everyone on Earth dies from a mysterious disease except for a few survivors" tale, but realistic and wonderfully written.

What are some of the books you have to revisit over and over?

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