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WannaCry Attack Was to Be Expected Due to NSA's Zero-Day Hoarding Obsession
15 May 2017, 3:33 pm

Microsoft has taken it upon itself to tell the US intelligence agencies to stop stockpiling vulnerabilities. The problem with this is that this isn't the first time that the NSA or the CIA have done this and it's not even the first time that the tech community has rallied against the two agencies asking for them to share zero-day vulnerabilities. 

As you may already know already, WannaCry is the result of multiple problems. It started with the NSA finding the Windows vulnerability and not sharing it with Microsoft. It continued with the agency building EternalBlue to exploit this bug. The next step was Shadow Brokers hacker group somehow getting its hands on classified documents and dumping them online as if they're nothing more than restaurant menus. The last step was cyber criminals taking it upon themselves to create the WannaCry ma... (read more)

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