Friday, May 12, 2017

Is it known the attacks resulted from a program exclusively operated by the USA?

May 12, 2017
By Dan Bilefsky and Nicole Perlroth

London — Hackers using a tool stolen (click here) from the United States government conducted extensive cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries around the world, severely disrupting Britain’s public health system and wreaking havoc on computers elsewhere, including Russia.

Hospitals in Britain appeared to be the most severely affected by the attacks, which aimed to blackmail computer users by seizing their data. The attacks blocked doctors’ access to patient files and forced emergency rooms to divert people seeking urgent care.

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, said it had recorded at least 45,000 attacks in as many as 74 countries.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, but the acts deeply alarmed cybersecurity experts and underscored the enormous vulnerabilities faced by disjointed networks of computer systems around the world....

It seems to me no matter the creator of the attacks, it was recognizing a widely used security software. Snowden would not know the program in question? This can't be that much of a mystery. There have to be common denominators somewhere.

I think it was Russia and it's secret weapons, Mr. Snowden. I have stated over and over it is foolish not to bring him home. The USA should be negotiating with his legal team to end this mess.

17 December 2015

Russian software security giant Kaspersky Lab (click here) has formed a strategic partnership with a Chinese state-own company as Beijing and Moscow work more closely in policing their cyberspace.
The deal was signed on Wednesday at one of the panel meetings of China’s second World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province.
Hours before the meeting, President Xi Jinping  gave a keynote speech stressing the need for a new set of global rules on the use of the internet and the importance of respecting cyber-sovereignty. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who also attended the event, supported Xi.

At the internet security panel meeting in the afternoon, Eugene Kaspersky – founder of the Russian software security giant that bears his name – signed a deal with the China Cyber Security Company. The two sides did not elaborate on the extent of their cooperation....