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ve the flaw. You're only safe if you patch ASAP.

— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) May 14, 2017

Will the ransomware daydream ever end? Microsoft believes that it’s up to countries, not just companies, to fight such attacks – abnormally when they affect people at a global scale.

The company’s admiral and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, noted that Microsoft issued a patch for the accomplishment WannaCry used more than two months ago – and still, systems across the globe remained vulnerable. He wrote:

This attack provides yet addition archetype of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem. This is an arising arrangement in 2017. We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has afflicted barter around the world. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused boundless damage. An agnate book with accepted weapons would be the U.S. aggressive having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. And this most recent attack represents a absolutely adventitious but annoying link amid the two most austere forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today – nation-state action and organized bent action.

The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call. They need to take a altered access and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules activated to weapons in the concrete world. We need governments to accede the damage to civilians that comes from accession these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits.

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