Microsoft partly blames US

Global standards should compel countries not to stockpile or exploit software vulnerabilities, Smith says. This reality was once again in the forefront over the weekend, as a massive ransomware virus known as WannaCry spread across the globe and captured headlines.

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The appointment of new manager Marco Silva has failed to have the desired impact as the Tigers struggled to the drop zone having won 21 points from their 17 games under the manager. There appear to be plenty of suitors, including the Hornets, but Silva insists he has not been in contact with any other team. Silva will turn down the club offer of a new contract, and begin talks with Watford, who confirmed Walter Mazzarri departure this week .

USA security agency should take some blame for 'ransomware' attack: China

Cert-In has asked computer users to deploy anti-virus software, block spam and refrain from opening attachments or links in unsolicited emails. They are having more luck dissecting flaws that limited its spread . "I hope that if another attack occurs, the damage will be a lot less". It was patched by Microsoft at the time, but older versions of Windows or those without Windows Update were left open to attacks.

Microsoft Exec Blames WannaCry Ransomware on NSA Vulnerability Hoarding Program

Microsoft Exec Blames WannaCry Ransomware on NSA Vulnerability Hoarding Program

And what are the tech and national security concerns, looking forward? An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. EDUCATE YOUR WORKFORCE Basic protocol such as stressing that workers shouldn't click on questionable links or open suspicious attachments can save headaches.

Where does Microsoft's responsibility lie in ransomware attack

The cyber security industry were fearful of a "black Monday", as many workers switched on their computers after the weekend. He adds that governments should report vulnerabilities like the one at the center of the WannaCry attack. The cyber attack has been deemed as the biggest in history even as IT specialists suggest that the cyber criminals responsible have not made much monetary benefits.

'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack Stymies Global PCs

The malware attack, which began on Friday and has been linked by some researchers to previous hits by a North Korean-run hacking operation, leveraged a tool built by the NSA that leaked online in April, Microsoft says. These factors help explain the mystery of why such a tiny number of victims appear to have paid ransoms into the three bitcoin accounts to which WannaCry directs victims.