The US Government Fears Another Explosion Of The Ransomware Plague It Helped Create

Defense Secretary Carter Visits U.S. Cyber Command At Fort MeadeAs a second wave of the WannaCry Ransomware attack is infecting more systems in more countries, the White House has ordered emergency meetings to deal with a threat that is, in part, the NSA’s fault. Experts believe that we may not even know the extent of how hard the attack hit Asia, and we won’t know for some time. WannaCry is believed to have originated from a set of hacking tools that were leaked online by a group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers. One tool was a vulnerability in Windows that the NSA had kept secret from Microsoft in order to give themselves a back door when they needed it. When the leaks occurred, Microsoft patched the vulnerability, but the events that kicked off on Friday demonstrated that many, many systems weren’t up to date…….Read  More