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It’s understandable that people should look for someone to blame after a malware outbreak as significant as WannaCry.
Is it the fault for the NSA for discovering a security vulnerability in Microsoft’s code, and not telling Microsoft at the time? Can we blame Microsoft for shipping buggy code in the first place?

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According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 479,528,279 malicious attacks from online resources located in 190 countries all over the world. 79,209,775 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by web antivirus components. Attempted infections by malware that aims to steal money via online access to bank accounts were registered on 288 thousand user computers.

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Last Friday, a huge cyber-attack infiltrated and crippled the computer systems of hospitals, schools, companies and government organizations, until a 22-year-old accidentally shut it down. The malicious software shut down a reported 100,000 computers since its release early that morning.

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Google is adding an important extra layer of security in its all-new Android operating system. Android 8.0, to be unveiled at the company’s I/O conference next month, will be better at fending off ransomware – the #1 malware threat targeting Android users.

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