Yesterday I read this essay by Zeynep Tufecki Battlestar Galactica Lessons from Ransomware to the Pandemic

“The dynamics of digital insecurity and ransomware and related threats are eerily similar to the lead-up to the pandemic. Just like with the pandemic, the alarm has been ringing about digital security for decades, but we are just hitting snooze instead of waking up and dealing with the threat. Of course, while the parallels in terms of the nature of the threat and some of its dynamics are fairly striking, the specifics are different and matter a great deal.”

Today the Irish National Health system is undergoing possibly the most significant cybercrime attack on the Irish State