Microsoft: NSA vulnerability leak “equivalent” to losing a Tomahawk Missile

In response to the massive Wannacry ransomware attack that infected over 200,000 computers around the world, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, wrote a blog post Sunday night on lessons from the cyberattack—and the “urgent need for collective action” to keep people safe online.

Below is an excerpt. Read the full blog post on Microsoft’s website.

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