Security firms suggest that, the majority of machines hit by the WannaCry ransomware worm in the cyber attack earlier this month were running Windows 7.

It is reported that more than 97% of the infections seen by Kaspersly Lab and 66% of those seen by BitSight used the older software. Many suggested that the reason UK hospitals suffered was because many of them still relied on programs that required windows XP – a version of Microsoft’s OS the debuted in 2001.


But Costin Raiu from Kaspersky Lab said that” infections of XP by WannaCry were ‘insignificant’. Windows7 was first released in 2009 and the most widely infected version was the x64 edition, which is widely used in large organizations, showed figures from Kasperksy.

Source: Kaspersky Lab

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