According to some sources, it seems the National Health Service suffered a massive ransomware cyber-attack on May 12 because Theresa May’s Conservative government refused to pay for software upgrades.

Here’s some proof:

Pathetic, isn’t it?

Already the accusations are flying – that the Conservatives, well advanced in their ‘stealth’ plan to privatise the NHS by bringing in private companies to bid for contracts and starving the public service of funds until it collapses, have been reckless about online security.

 

Jeremy Corbyn, who launched a ‘digital manifesto’ for the Labour Party last year that was praised by experts, had nothing but contempt for the hackers who launched the attack – and the Conservative government that made it possible.

He said: “What we’ve now got is a bunch of 21st Century highway robbers that have hacked into our NHS and are basically offering protection money to get the information back in order to treat cancer patients or anybody else.

“It’s unbelievably disgusting and I’ve got nothing but contempt for those people that have done it, and I’m sure all of you would share that.

“But I’m also very angry that in 2014, there was a one-year renewal of the protection system on the NHS systems which was not renewed after that and not renewed the year after that and so our systems are now not upgraded and not protected. As a result, we’ve got this dreadful situation that NHS workers are facing today.

“And so we obviously support our NHS workers but I tell you this:

“A Labour government would not leave our NHS’s very vital information systems unprotected. We would protect them.”

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