Ransomware apocalypse, brought to you by the NSA
WannaCry, a ransomware program that has hit hundreds of thousands of machines in the past week, leverages a Windows exploit used by the NSA that was leaked to the internet in April 2017. The attack works by using a flaw in Windows' SMB (server message block) protocol, allowing nefarious packets to make it to a machine undetected.
A vulnerability that huge was bound to be taken advantage of, and WannaCry did so to great effect. Here's a list of the 10 biggest organizations that were hit by WannaCry and what they've said about it.