Microsoft's President and chief legal officer Brad Smith (Brad Smith) recently released a fiery blog article, attacks on the United States government "hoarding" cyber weapons, for this kind of blackmail software attacks provides convenient. He said: "the government holds a loophole in the leaked into the public domain, and a wide range of damage, this situation has happened many times. If the conventional weapons to analogy, it's like the U.S. military part tomahawk missiles stolen". Impact global WannaCry blackmail virus events have taken place in a few days, the virus has led to the global hospitals, businesses and government departments to the hundreds of thousands of computers cannot be used.
Smith, said the national security agency (NSA) and shall be announced by the central intelligence agency (CIA) and other departments found system vulnerabilities, in order to repair in time, rather than the breach as a prize.
Smith said in a blog post: "this is a new phenomenon. In 2017 we saw its exposure to the CIA possession of loopholes, loopholes and cause of the accident from the NSA, affecting the global users. History has repeatedly made clear that the government departments to master the vulnerability information caused widespread damage after flow to the public. Compared with conventional weapons, some of it is like the U.S. military, tomahawk missiles are stolen."
"The government should consider the damage to civilians that these leaks have been stolen and exploited," he said.
The WannaCry virus is said to have taken advantage of a Windows bug that Microsoft repaired in March. Microsoft on Saturday took "extraordinary steps" to block the spread of the virus by releasing patches to the older Windows, which had stopped technical support. This includes Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003.
Smith said in a blog post that technology, client companies and government departments need to work better to protect users. He noted that Microsoft in February proposed a "digital Geneva convention" to set standards and prevent civilians from being targeted by government information security.
"Information security has become the Shared responsibility of technology companies and customers," Smith said.
Forcefully remind us that "the attack the basis of information technology, such as patches in a timely manner to ensure that computer, up-to-date, and is an important responsibility of all people. Industry executives should support such a move."
Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, said the words on Microsoft were "extraordinary". Snowden is wanted in the United States for leaking thousands of classified documents.
Him on Twitter post said: "until the weekend before the attack, Microsoft has refused to publicly confirmed that, the U.S. government is neither to confirm nor deny the holes from their hands."
Microsoft criticized the us authorities handling of network attack and national security, reminiscent of the last Apple (Apple) and the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) battle, when the United States department of law enforcement is trying to crack the manufacturing of San Bernardino (San Bernardino) shooting terrorists of the iPhone. Apple had argued against the U.S. government let it write the orders of the new software to help unlock the phone, say doing this will create a "back door", once it into the wrong hands, will damage all iPhone users security and privacy.