EGYPTAIR UPDATES

JULIAN BRAY ++44(0)1733 345581

http://www.freelancedirectory.org/?name=Julian.Bray.aviation.comment

(ISDN BROADCAST LINK ++44(0)1733 345 020) all codecs G.722 & ATX Developed for use in ISDN remote broadcasting, G.722 is the original wideband speech codec to be standardized by the ITU-T. By sampling the speech signal at 16 kHz, G.722 more than doubles the encoded speech information, providing richer sound and better clarity than narrowband speech codecs. ( (ISDN2 BT BOX INSTALLED AT HOME: LIVE LINKS AVAILABLE AROUND THE CLOCK

Book slot on landline 01733 345581

Mob: 07944 217476 http://www.aviationcomment.com/ E&OE

http://www.freelancedirectory.org/?name=Julian.Bray.aviation.comment

COVERING TRANSPORTATION & ASSOCIATED POLITICAL ISSUES IN ALL FORMS plus RELATED INDUSTRIES including AEROSPACE, COMPUTER NETWORKS, RAIL, AVIATION, CRUISE, FERRIES, MERCHANT MARITIME, MILITARY, TRAVEL & HOLIDAY INDUSTRIES, CAA REPORTS, TRAVEL AGENTS, ATOL ISSUES, CIVIL & COMMERCIAL AVIATION. AIRSHOW ORGANISATION & LOGISTICS.Contact numbers 01733 345581 OR Trusty Nokia Mobile: 07944 217 476 OFFICE: 01733 345581 and answerphone email: julianbray@aol.com

BROADCAST ISDN2 LINE: 01733 345020 ISDN DIGITAL DIAL-UP only. [ BH VENDOR #10476453 add PE28xl ]

SKYPE: JULIAN.BRAY.UK (directly wired Ethernet connection on high speed Virginmedia cable) GLENSOUND ISDN GSGC5 LOCATION UNITS FOR PROFESSIONAL DRY HIRE

http://www.freelancedirectory.org/?name=Julian.Bray.aviation.comment Julian Bray provides: Opinion, comment, forward thinking speculation, keynote presentations and workshops for corporate organisations on Travel, Cruise & Aviation: conflict zones, terrorist impact, drone (UAV) issues, safety (black boxes, emergencies), airline operations, aviation finance, political implications, and all forms of incident risk. He operated at board level with several airline and aviation groups, including Alitalia, British Island Airways, British Airways, Galileo , British Aerospace, Skyways, former CEO City firm Leadenhall Assoc. Founder CNS City News Service. Director NTN Television News (joint co. with ITV Wales TWW) Debretts People 2017 and in launch edition of PRWeek Black Book. Journalist and Broadcaster. After-dinner speaker and presenter.

Direct links to a selection of television and radio contributions can be found at foot of this page. Scroll down. Join the conversation here or on Twitter at @aviationcomment

A retweet, comment or other publication by any means does not constitute an endorsement. Quoted Content subject to creditline 'Julian Bray' NUJ Life Member and Equity Full Member. During career an active MCIPR, MMC & MBDS Main UK telephone and prime contact number 01733 345581

Mob: 07944 217476

http://www.freelancedirectory.org/?name=Julian.Bray.aviation.comment

ISDN2 Loop Test (by arrangement) 01733 345020

Download the new CAA DRONECODE HERE : http://dronesafe.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Dronecode.pdf



Friday, 12 May 2017

NHS CYBER HACKING: Todays computer software meltdown is probably down to a Russian based cyberwrecking crew.





Aviation Security Expert Julian Bray who helped launch the UK Information Technology Year in Milton Keynes way back in 1982 says todays computer software meltdown is probably down to a Russian based cyberwrecking crew.

The Russians  are tonight being suggested as the most likely culprits behind what is turning into a worldwide computer ransom security fail - The UK National Health Service, being just one of several world wide targets, the NHS hack includes many thousands of general practitioners  (doctors and other health professionals) all linked into the NHS computer network, and most of these sites are running the much loved but now very out of date Windows XP operating system which hasn't been regularly supported by Microsoft for several years now, although the odd patch is released from time to time. 

The hardware is also increasing ancient as can be observed in any hospital or local GP surgery. Government advice is to back up all files daily but it is not a mandatory requirement, and the current Home Secretary Amber Rudd is clearly well out of her depth on the technicalities involved. 

Julian Bray says sadly so much computing time is taken up by staff in many industries (not just the NHS) game playing and surfing the net, cyber shopping, ordering groceries, in addition to the tasks the computer is designed for. This is time when staff should ideally be backing up files to secure parallel networks and disaster recovery centres.

But it just does not happen, and IT staff are an easy way to cut the payroll. They are now so thin on the ground, some joke they are an endangered species.  Ever changing agency staff some employed on a daily basis within the NHS on short contracts are not being given complete IT skills training. 

Most of these ransom demands are carried on the back of tempting internet shopping offers, and in some cases legitimate e-mails but the text and format has been copied to fool the recipient. Hackers come in all shapes and sizes,
The sad part of all this is, as the NHS software has run without major mishap for years, budget conscious financial directors and NHS Chief executives have skimped on cyber security, many NHS trusts spending just £20k per annum to support their systems.   

The meltdown happens when someone clicks on a link usually attached to an email and in so doing, the internal software is contaminated and files encrypted. The cyberwreckers then post a landing screen which suggests  that if $500 worth of bitcoin - the internet cyber currency - is sent to a particular address then an unlock code would be released. Experts  are split on what to do but invariably the ransom is paid out to recover valuable files  and  to restore the operating system.  

A mysterious organisation dubbed Shadow Brokers - claimed in April it had stolen a ‘cyber weapon’ from an American spying agency giving it unprecedented access to all computers using Microsoft Windows,  More likely is that the program has been purchased on the dark web and the crooks behind the scams are busy attacking email accounts...


City of London Police have now issued this advice:
Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.

In order to protect the public and businesses from ‘WCry’ or ‘WannaDecrypt0r’ ransomware, the National Crime Agency (NCA) is working closely with a range of partners both in the UK and overseas. The NCA leads the UK law enforcement response to cyber threats and is investigating this incident with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). 
Key Protect messages for businesses to protect themselves from ransomware:
 
-        Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
-        Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated.
-        Create regular backups of your important files to a device that isn’t left connected to your network as any malware infection could spread to that too.
 
The National Cyber Security Centre's latest technical guidance includes specific software patches to use that will prevent uninfected computers on your network from becoming infected with the "WannaCry" ransomware.
 
Additional in-depth technical guidance on how to protect your organisation from ransomware is also available from the NCSC and on the Microsoft website.
 
Key Protect advice for individuals is essentially the same, with one additional point:
 
-        Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
-        Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated.
-        Create regular backups of your important files to a device (such as an external hard drive or memory stick) that isn’t left connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that too.

-        Only install apps from official app stores, such as Google’s Play Store, or Apple’s App Store as they offer better levels of protection than some third party stores. Jailbreaking, rooting, or disabling any of the default security features of your device will make it more susceptible to malware infections.
Criminals use opportunities like this to further defraud people using phishing and smishing tactics. We would therefore urge people to be cautious and wary when contacted by people who claim to be from the NHS in relation to the ransomware attack.
The protect advice for phishing and smishing is as follows:
            An email address can be spoofed. Don’t open attachments or click on the links within any unsolicited emails you receive, and never respond to emails that ask for your personal or financial details. 
            The sender’s name and number in a text message can be spoofed, so even if the message appears to be from an organisation you know of, you should still exercise caution; particularly if the texts are asking you to click on a link or call a number.
            Don’t disclose your personal or financial details during a cold call, and remember that the police and banks will never ring you and ask you to verify your PIN, withdraw your cash, or to transfer your money to another “safe” account.
Any individuals or businesses who believe they have been a victim of the ransomware attack are urged to report to Action Fraud.
For up to date fraud and cyber crime alerts, people are advised to visit the Action Fraud website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.




JULIAN BRAY +44(0)1733 345581, Journalist & Broadcaster, Aviation Security & Airline Operations Analyst/expert, www.freelancedirectory.org?name=Julian.Bray.aviation.comment Travel / Maritime & Cruise Industry, NUJ, EQUITY, LIVE ISDN LINK, Broadcast ISDN COOBE ++44 (0)1733 345020 e&oe Old faithful NOKIA: 07944 217476 www.aviationcomment.com  
Post a Comment
MEDIABLOGLINES: Key in your long URL to make tiny:

http://webguidePeople.com

JULIAN BRAY ++44(0)1733 345581 BROADCAST ISDN ++44(0)1733 345 020 all codecs

MOBILE: 07944 217476

AVIATION SECURITY EXPERT, AIRLINE OPERATIONS & NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES.

BROADCASTER, COLUMNIST & JOURNALIST. NUJ & FULL EQUITY MEMBER.

IMMEDIATE LIVE BROADCASTING VIA OWN ISDN COOBE, STUDIO & HIGH SPEED BROADBAND SKYPE

ISDN +44 (0) 1733 345020.

OFFICE +44 (0) 1733 345581

http://www.journalistdirectory.com/journalist/XLgEm/Julian-Bray




AVIATION & CRUISE, MARTIME INCIDENTS, SAFETY ISSUES, TRAVEL THREATS & PERILS, TERRORISM ISSUES, WORLD TRAVEL & INSURANCE COVER ISSUES, CONFLICT ZONES, LONDON RUNWAY, FEATURES & CORRESPONDENT RESEARCH PACKAGES. NATIONAL & LOCAL POLITICS, LAW & ORDER, LITIGATION SUPPORT.

"Adept at holding national and international politicians and business people to account, has a 'Marmite' but considered approach to politics and always well prepared" Iain Wilson

Julian Bray broadcasts and comments via ISDN +44 (0)1733 345020 (GLENSOUND C5 Dual Codec), VoIP and SKYPE >>> JULIAN.BRAY.UK <<< mobile 07944 217 476

BBC Contributor 10476453

LANDLINE number in the UK is +44(0) 1733 345581 Use this number to pre-brief or to book link.

TELEVSION AND RADIO LIVE INTERVIEWS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

RECENT FEEDS:

RUSSIA METROJET, GERMANWINGS, MH17 INCIDENTS and other RECENT TV NEWS & RADIO AUDIO FEEDS

LASER PENS BBC NEWS

Amelia Erhart Mystery BBC Wales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rg0nx

Julian Bray Radio Podcasts

http://talkradio.co.uk/julian-bray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weCHZDsnpEI

https://audioboom.com/boos/5133360-easyjet-results-with-aviation-expert-julian-bray

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/360687-military-intel-mh17-include/ September 2016

#BorisJohnson 'right for all the wrong reasons' to dismiss Heathrow, says @JULIANBRAY - bit.ly/2cunT2Z pic.twitter.com/Jw3PwFOasm

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/russian-airline-rules-out-mechanical-failure-or/6907142

https://soundcloud.com/rttv/bray-7k9268?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Frttv%2Fbray-7k9268

http://www.pri.org/stories/2012-01-16/why-modern-navigational-technology-didnt-prevent-costa-concordia-accident

https://twitter.com/VictoriaLIVE/status/661125924432146432

http://rinf.com/alt-news/tag/julian-bray/

http://www.marketplace.org/2012/01/16/business/cruise-ship-industry-impacted-disaster

http://www.pri.org/stories/2012-01-16/why-modern-navigational-technology-didnt-prevent-costa-concordia-accident

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiKsLJxc6WA

https://soundcloud.com/julian-charles-braybray

https://soundcloud.com/julian-charles-bray

https://youtu.be/yiKsLJxc6WA?t=1m12s

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/03/24/idesk-bray-intv-germanwings-descent.cnn

https://soundcloud.com/rttv/airbus-co-pilot

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/2012/03/05/T05031202/http://www.itnsource.com/en/shotlist/ITN/2010/11/04/T04111005/#videoPopUpDiv

https://audioboom.com/boos/3579946-why-has-the-low-cost-airline-industry-been-thriving-morningmoney

http://talkradio.co.uk/news/airport-expansion-boris-johnson-right-all-wrong-reasons-dismiss-heathrow-1609164227

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/royalbaby/russian-passenger-jet-crashes-in-central-sinai/vp-BBmEGu9

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/10/31/russian-passenger-jet-plane-crashed.cnn

https://audioboom.com/boos/3289201-billybambrough-brings-us-the-latest-from-the-paris-air-show-morningmoney

http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1510/31/cnr.22.html

https://soundcloud.com/rttv/bray-7k9268?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Frttv%2Fbray-7k9268

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/323287-su24-fighter-russia-turkey-syria/ Scroll down final VT

https://audioboom.com/boos/3918847-a-new-aviation-strategy-julianbray-oliver__clark-talk-on-the-europeancommission-s-airline-announcement

https://audioboom.com/boos/3933313-julianbray-talks-on-the-airport-expansion-delay-the-heathrow-bid-is-frankly-illegal

https://audioboom.com/boos/4241311-a-closer-look-at-the-deal-to-buy-london-cityairport-with-aerospace-specialist-julianbray


http://www.cbc.ca/i/caffeine/syndicate/?mediaId=2685621754 AIR DUBAI CRASH MARCH 2016 Television 2-way with CBC Canada via 'upmarket' SKYPE

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/plane-circled-airport-bad-weather-110053170.html AIR DUBAI CRASH 19/03/2016 Julian Bray first reaction

https://audioboom.com/boos/4368310-is-the-aerospace-sector-in-trouble-julian-bray-discusses-as-boeing-plans-to-cut-thousands-of-jobs

Julian Bray Broadcaster Radio Podcasts Selection