“Tim Stevens, a lecturer in global security at King’s College London, said the incident should be a wakeup call to both the public and private sectors to incorporate security into computer systems from the ground up, rather than as an afterthought.” I don’t know how many more wakeup calls we need before we actually wake up. From AP: Ransomware wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more.

+ How spending ten bucks on a nonsensical domain name may have sidelined the malware attack.

+ NYT: Hackers are discovering that it is far more profitable to hold your data hostage than it is to steal it. (And it’s not particularly hard to do.)

+ Ben Thompson on malware and the one place left to hide: The Cloud.