HMS Queen Elizabeth could be vulnerable to WannaCry ransomware attack

Royal Navy £3.5bn carrier appears to be running Windows XP, the operating system targeted in NHS ransomware attack

Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which has left the Rosyth dockyard, could be vulnerable to a cyber-attack as it appears to be using the same outdated system that left the NHS exposed.

But officers aboard the £3.5bn carrier, which is the biggest and most powerful vessel ever built for the Royal Navy, insist that they are well prepared to defend against such attacks and will have a team of cyber specialists on board.

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