Who is the NSA “helping” with weaponized computer hacking tools that they release in the wild?

Who thinks that the uneducated millennial underachiever generation as a group will ever be smart enough or responsible enough to possess and use these weaponized cyber tools? Not me.

AP: Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

Massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack hits countries around world, cripples British health system

Russia’s interior ministry says computers hit by ‘virus attack’

Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide

Update your computer and your anti-virus software. Don’t click on email from people you don’t know. Especially at work.

Update: NWC over at Sparta asks, “Why is the NSA developing devastating computer worms?

The hack that is spreading across the world and destroying people’s data is doing so because of three things…

…read it all at Sparta Report

I agree with NWC that it’s highly likely that this exploit was engineered and baked into the Windows family of OSs with the full cooperation of Microsoft. Heck Microsoft probably wrote it themselves and sold it to the NSA, which means you and I paid for it!

 

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