Sunday, May 14, 2017

Microsoft Blasts NSA Incompetence for the WannaCry Ransomware

There's one unfortunate aspect to the WannaCry ransomware attack which nailed hundreds of thousands of computers globally and it is expected to resurge tomorrow when workers go back to their jobs.  (RT:  ‘Like letting Tomahawk missiles get stolen’: Microsoft slams NSA mishandling of exploits)

At great risk to his life, Edward Snowden revealed how much the NSA lies about the things they do as did everyone with a high enough position in Washington to be aware of it.

The NSA outdid themselves this time since there's one tiny problem with the exploit hackers used to rape all of those computers:  the NSA wrote it and were so blazingly incompetent to let it slip through their fingers since that hellish institution leaks like the Titanic.

Microsoft has criticized the NSA for their major role in spreading the WannaCry ransomware epidemic which paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The tech giant urged governments to use and store their cyber warfare tools responsibly.

“We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world,” Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in a blog post on Sunday. “This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem.

- RT

It's more than stockpiling vulnerabilities when the NSA deliberately hacks Windows to create the exploits in the first place.

The blasting didn't stop there.

The US government’s repeated mishandling of exploits in their possession allows them to leak into the public domain and cause “widespread damage,” Smith wrote, adding that an “equivalent scenario… would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.”

“This most recent attack represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today – nation-state action and organized criminal action,” Smith stated.

- RT

The NSA talks frequently of enemies of the state but the NSA is an enemy of the world including America and they haven't been matched since the Black Death in the Dark Ages.

The NSA is nothing more than a fucking disgrace and they haven't improved security in any way whatsoever; it's quite the reverse, in fact, when they make security deliberately worse.

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