Friday 10 June 2011 by Spacey

Hackers offer help to NHS by telling everyone their security systems are shit


Lulz Security, the hacking group claiming to be behind the recent attacks on Sony, have leapt to the assistance of the NHS by telling everyone in the world that their security systems are utterly shit.

The group, who style themselves as “virgin pirate ninjas in half-mast trousers, who don’t wear ties, but do their shirt buttons right up to the top” sent an email to NHS administrators revealing they had found a way to breach the service’s network, before posting the email on Twitter.

A spokesnerd for the group who specialise in finding poorly protected websites to attack and then gobbing off about it, said:

“We felt the best way to help the NHS would be to warn them about the inadequacies of their security systems by email, and then immediately alert everyone else that might be interested by posting the email on a massively popular microblogging website.”

NHS ‘hacked’

The Department of Health was quick to deny that any patient information was at risk despite not really knowing for sure.

“Until such a point that it becomes clear that patient information has been compromised, we will continue to reassure people that no patient information has been compromised.”

“If it transpires that patient information has been compromised, we will continue to reassure people that no patient information has been compromised.”

“To clarify – No patient information has been compromised.”

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