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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 »