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Microsoft denounces government agencies in wake of WannaCry attack

Microsoft denounces government agencies in wake of WannaCry attack

In light of the recent WannaCry (WannaCrypt) ransomware attacks, which saw an NSA-owned virus stolen and used in an attack that brought UK hospitals to its knees, Microsoft has issued a statement on its official blog asking for “a new Digital Geneva Convention” to avoid the hoarding of malicious vulnerabilities by government agencies.

The statement made by Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, begins by describing the nature of the global attacks and expounding any relevant context on the issue. It then goes on to assure us that the company will assess the attack and strengthen its capabilities as a result, but also urges businesses and members of the public to ensure their systems are kept up to date with the latest patch.

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