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It's Windows 7 -- not Windows XP -- that's to blame for the spread of WannaCry ransomware

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It’s been a week since the WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware cyber attacks began, and the repercussions are still being felt. It became clear quite early on that the ransomware was hitting older Windows systems hard (Windows 10 wasn’t affected), with a lot of talk focusing on the number of at-risk Windows XP systems still in service. But here’s the interesting thing. Most of the affected systems -- over 98 percent -- were actually running Windows 7. SEE ALSO: Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight the WannaCrypt ransomware attacks According to new figures released today by Kaspersky Labs, the 64-bit version of Windows… [Continue Reading]

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