Russian President Vladimir Putin tried hammering out a couple of tunes Sunday in Beijing.
In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft MSFT.O President Brad Smith appeared to acknowledge what security experts had already widely concluded: the ransomware attack that hit computers around the world on Friday leveraged a hacking tool, built by the NSA, that leaked online in April.
Putin performed the unofficial anthems of Russia's capital, Moscow, Moskovskie Okna, and his home city of Saint Petersburg, Gorod nad Volnoy Nevoy.
At the same time, the Russian President noted with regret that "the piano was out of tune". But he decides to plunge ahead regardless. Putin was caught on camera in front of the piano at the Beijing residence.
The video was posted to YouTube by Sputnik, a digital news agency that is a state-funded sibling of RT and, like RT, is aimed at worldwide audiences.
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The piano performance was no different, with many on social media tweeting about the video and suggesting someone tune the piano.
"As regards the source of these threats, I believe that the leadership of Microsoft have announced this plainly, that the initial source of the virus is the intelligence services of the U.S.", Mr. Putin said. I just pressed the keys with two or three fingers, while waiting for our Chinese friend and partner.
Putin said that Russian Federation was not behind the attack.
The Russian leader said that, although he saw Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Pesko filming him play, he thought the footage was for "personal consumption, for the archive". "But they chose to post it".
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