It’s Home windows 7 — not Home windows XP — that’s the reason for multiplication of WannaCry ransomware – BetaNews


You may expect Home windows XP to become next within the list, but no. 2008 R2 Server clients declare that place with more than 1 %.

Based on new figures released today by Kaspersky Labs, the 64-bit form of Home windows 7 was the worst hit, comprising some 60.35 % of infections. 31.72 percent of infections were on Home windows 7, and 6.28 percent on Home windows 7 Home (32 and 64-bit versions combined).

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SEE ALSO: Microsoft patches Home windows XP to battle the WannaCrypt ransomware attacks

What Kaspersky’s findings also show is the significance of keeping the operating-system fully patched and current — Microsoft pressed out a treatment for WannaCrypt to Home windows 7 users in March.

It’s been per week because the WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware cyber attacks started, and also the repercussions continue to be felt. It grew to become obvious quite in early stages the ransomware was hitting older Home windows systems hard (Home windows 10 wasn’t affected), with many different talk concentrating on the amount of at-risk Home windows XP systems still operating.

Obviously, considering that Home windows 7 is easily the most popular operating-system by a few margin (the most recent figures from NetMarketShare provide the aging OS 48.50 % from the market, while XP just 7.04 percent) it’s no shocker it had become accountable for most infections, besides 98 percent is staggering.

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But here’s the interesting factor. The majority of the affected systems — over 98 percent — were really running Home windows 7.

Because of testers and manual infections, the 64-bit form of Home windows 10 taken into account .03 percent.

Home windows XP infections were minimal actually — under .10 %.

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