A Microsoft (MSFT) executive has blasted the CIA and NSA for "stockpiling" vulnerabilities in software instead of reporting them to industry so that they can be fixed.
Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft, made the comments in a blog Sunday.
"Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," Smith wrote.
Friday's ransomware attack hit tens of thousands of computer systems around the globe, causing shutdowns of National Health Service clinics in Great Britain, scrambling rail services in Germany, and even hitting the Russian Interior Ministry.