An older, leaked NSA exploit locked up hundreds of thousands of computers. But the NSA has much better tools and deliberately risks exploits falling into the wrong hands. An inside job cannot be ruled out. Next time it might be 10 unpatched exploits used at the same time by a foreign government, combined with a biological super-flu attack.
I have studied over 500 books on history, intelligence agencies, psychopathology, criminology and political science. I started doing media and retailing in Germany in 2004 and expanded to the English speaking world in 2017. I live in southern Germany, I am married and have two children.