The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?
May 14, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — From governments to individuals, there's plenty of finger-pointing going on following the latest global cyberattack.
Who's being targeted for blame? There's Microsoft, whose ubiquitous Windows operating systems were compromised after attackers exploited a security hole.
Then there's the U.S. government, whose Windows hacking tools were leaked to the internet and got into the hands of cybercriminals.
There are the companies, universities, hospitals and other organizations that didn't install Microsoft's fixes and take other precautions, such as backing up data.