The Washington Post

A senior U.S. cybersecur­ity official


described adoption of some of Microsoft and Twitter’s security protocols as “disappoint­ing” as part of a broadside against large technology companies’ approach to protecting user accounts. Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecur­ity and Infrastruc­ture Security Agency, said in a speech Monday that bad software and unsafe practices are facilitati­ng ransomware attacks that are crippling the nation’s most essential services, spanning energy supply, food production, hospitals and schools.

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