The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week’s cyberattack

Posted May 14, 2017 by Brad Smith – Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Early Friday morning the world experienced the year’s latest cyberattack. Starting first in the United Kingdom and Spain, the malicious “WannaCrypt” software quickly spread globally, blocking customers from their data unless they paid a ransom using Bitcoin. The WannaCrypt exploits used…