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WannaCry attacks prompt Microsoft to release Windows updates for older versions

The new patches include updates to Windows XP. Photograph: Jeff Christensen/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 222 Alex Hern @alexhern Wednesday 14 June 2017 12.26 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 14 June 2017 12.50 BST Microsoft has released new security updates for older versions of Windows as it warns of potential cyber-attacks by government organisations. The patches include updates to… Read More »

WannaCry Attacks: Microsoft Criticised for Not Offering Free Patches to ‘Unsupported’ Windows XP Users Earlier

American software giant Microsoft held back from distributing a free security update that could have protected computers from the WannaCry global cyber attack, the Financial Times reported Thursday. In mid-march, Microsoft distributed a security update after it detected the security flaw in its XP operating system that enabled the so-called WannaCry ransomware to infiltrate and freeze computers last… Read More »

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock

Microsoft, cybersecurity firms could benefit from WannaCry  Monday, 15 May 2017 | 1:16 AM ET | 03:01 Investors should buy Microsoft shares because the recent cyberattacks will spur companies to upgrade to the technology giant’s latest operating system, according to Credit Suisse, which reiterated its outperform rating on the software firm. The WannaCry ransomware malware hit 200,000 victims in… Read More »