Over the past day or so (?) there’s been thousands of people around the world affected by a new round of Ransomware attacks, where their systems have become locked up, and a ransom of $x demanded.
Scarily it has affected a number of UK hospitals, but also a number of government agencies in Russia and other countries - not much news of anything here in Oz.
My interest was piqued however by the fact that the ransomware apparently is based on some code created by America’s NSA to hack into Windows. This code then made its way into the hacker community, and has been used to create the ransom attack…
Essentially this is exactly why Apple refused to create a backdoor key for the FBI to break into iPhones of suspected terrorists…
I know that it was argued in that instance that the FBI felt there could be information on the phone/s that may stop further terrorist acts, and save lives… And it’s hard to argue against that… But when something like this happens - it does show that Apple’s stance had validity.