Is it possible that ransomware attacks are exacerbated in part by failures in corporate IT? Some of these failures are so grave they borderline “negligence”. It is just a matter of time before global organizations are liable for the disruption caused by outbreak of ransomware such as WannaCry and /NotPetya. These ramsonware use an exploit in Microsoft Server Message Block version 1. SMBv1 was designed back in the 1980 and did not have much security built into it. Subsequent versions are more secured and Microsoft has encouraged all users to abandon SMBv1.