Though the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack was a failure on the NSA’s part, current UN cyber norms are far too weak to hold any international actor – let alone the US – responsible.
Following the economic sanctions placed on Russia by Ukraine earlier this weeks, the country is accusing Russia of an organised cyber attack on its government.
The attempt started after a bank employee opened up an email attachment that appeared to come from the RBI but actually contained malware.
The review of the cyber attacks and its timeline are a signal that Obama wants the issue addressed before he hands power to President-elect Donald Trump.
From mandatory disclosures to improving CERT-IN’s functioning and transparency, there is much to be done in the event of future cyber attacks.