Microsoft has said that the recent wave of cyber attacks that has hit 150 countries should be treated by governments as a “wake-up” call.
Security experts have constantly warned intelligence agencies about the risks of weakening security to make it easier to undertake surveillance. As UK hospitals are plunged into chaos we can see the ramifications of ignoring these warnings.
This has been a textbook demonstration of why weakening infrastructure that we all rely on is a terrible idea. Let’s hope that companies who’ve resisted pressure to insert “back doors” in their systems feel emboldened to continue the fight.