Source: Activist Post, by Jack Burns
Just one day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to improve the country’s national security against cyber security threats, nearly 100 countries, including the United States, were hit with a powerful Ransomware cyber-attack. An Attack, that former National Security Advisor contractor Edward Snowden is blaming on the NSA.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 13, 2017
It was the one of largest known cyber-attacks in the history of the world and demanded frozen computers all across the globe buy bitcoin and pay in bitcoin to have their computers released.
The attack, carried out on Friday, affected and infected computer systems all across the globe, hitting the UK’s National Health Service the worst, according to some reports.
It even affected the server which hosts the Free Thought Project’s website. We experienced outages of over an hour before reverting back to our backup server in another part of the country.
Hours after the attack, carried out by unknown assailants, Snowden said it all could have been prevented.
In a series of tweets, Snowden attacked his former employer, pinning the burden of blame squarely on the backs of the NSA. Demonstrating the serious nature of the attacks, the whistleblower emphasized lives were on the line in the latest cyber attack.
The tools used in this hack were released online last month and belonged to the NSA.
Snowden, seeing the grave danger posed by the NSA’s spying and irresponsible nature, tweeted, “Whoa:
@NSAGov decision to build attack tools targeting US software now threatens the lives of hospital patients,” indicating it was a leaked NSA cyberwar tool, created by the NSA which attacked the UK’s hospital system.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 12, 2017
Pinning the blame on the NSA, he then tweeted, “Despite warnings,
@NSAGov built dangerous attack tools that could target Western software. Today we see the cost:”
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