author photo
By SecureWorld News Team
Thu | May 18, 2017 | 6:17 AM PDT

Guess they really don't want another WannaCry incident.

ZD Net explains:

Several bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that aims to prevent another mass leak of government-owned hacking tools -- by forcing the government to turn over its arsenal to an independent review board to determine which significant vulnerabilities can be secured.

The bicameral bill introduced in Congress aims to scale back the government's vast bank of offensive cyber-weapons.

The so-called Protecting Our Ability to Counter Hacking Act -- or PATCH Act, for short -- would force the government to turn over its stockpile of undisclosed zero-day exploits it uses to target computers and networks for surveillance and intelligence gathering activities to a newly-established independent technical review board. Lawmakers hope that more secret hardware and software vulnerabilities can be made public and fixed.

Tags: Cybersecurity,