Snowden on ransomware attack: ‘It’s hard being right in the worst possible way’

Snowden on ransomware attack: 'It's hard being right in the worst possible way'

Edward Snowden called the continuing "ransomware" scourge "a perfect storm of all the problems everyone has been warning about" at a privacy issues conference Monday. The ransomware Wanna Cry, also known as WanaCrypt0r and WanaDecrypt, boosted its effectiveness by using leaked hacking tools apparently stolen from the National Security Agency, where Snowden was an intelligence contractor before he leaked documents outlining bulk surveillance programs.

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