15 Dec 2021
by The Homecare Association

DHSC Urgent briefing: critical cyber vulnerability

Digital Social Care, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care and NHSX, have sent out an urgent briefing setting out the current situation and advice on a critical cyber vulnerability, CVE-2021-44228, also known as Log4Shell or LogJam.

A vulnerability has been found within Apache Foundation Log4j2 (‘Log4j2’) that could enable attackers to access IT systems from where they could deploy cyber attacks such as ransomware. 

Digital Social Care ask that all adult social care providers, and all those running or providing digital services in the sector to consider the information in the briefing and act accordingly.

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