Comment: The WannaCry attack should be a wake-up call for consumers, businesses and governments — 9to5Mac
The WannaCry ransomware attack may have been exploiting a vulnerability in Windows, but the lesson it provides – the importance of keeping both computers and mobile devices updated – is one applicable to all of us, Apple users included. WannaCry itself targeted a vulnerability that had existed in Windows all the way through from XP.
Organisations that had not installed Microsoft’s security update from April 2017 were affected by the attack. Those still running unsupported versions of Microsoft Windows, such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 were at particularly high risk because no security patches had been released since April 2014 (with the exception of one emergency patch released in May 2014).
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