WannaCry cyberattack increases Windows upgrade cycle

This might be the time to buy Microsoft stock. The WannaCry ransonware has hit over 200,000 unsuspecting victims, which is causing a stir in the Tech realm.

“The recent global ransomware attack exploiting a flaw in Windows, while serious, not only demonstrates the continued ubiquity of Microsoft, but also highlights that many of the affected enterprises or entities that are still using older, and now unsupported, versions of Windows need to accelerate their plans to upgrade to Windows 10,” analyst Michael Nemeroff wrote in a note to clients Monday entitled “If you’re not current, you’re toast.” via CNBC.

The WannaCry ransomware malware hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries due to security holes in older Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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