'Perfect Storm' of Conditions Helped Cyberattack Succeed

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/05/13/technology/ap-us-tec-ransomware-evolves.html?partner=IFTTT Technology The cyberextortion attack hitting dozens of countries spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors: a known and highly dangerous security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks. AP https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/05/13/technology/ap-us-tec-ransomware-evolves.html?partner=IFTTT