Ransomware attack is why we can't have security backdoors, say privacy advocates

"What happened this week won’t be lost on judges in the future should the government again try to get tech companies to build backdoor access into programs,  said Kristen Eichensehr, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles with an expertise in national security law and cybersecurity.

“What we’ve seen happen with WannaCry lends credence to that — and certainly any court is going to take it into account. The government has shown that it itself is persistently incapable of keeping its tools secure,” she said."