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Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 05:15:43 PM »
Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault
17 May 2017, 3:38 pm



Microsoft’s top lawyer has blamed the government’s stockpiling of hacking tools as part of the reason for the WannaCry attack, the worldwide ransomware that has hit hundreds of thousands of systems in recent days.

Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer, pointed out that WannaCrypt is based on an exploit developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and renewed his call for a new “Digital Geneva Convention,” which would require governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them.

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