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Microsoft could have stopped WannaCry ransomware from spreading, but it did nothing

Microsoft could have stopped WannaCry ransomware from spreading, but it did nothing

If possible, only use supported operating systems and other software.

"It should be included in all Windows - it shouldn't be that you have to pay more for a more secure version of Windows", says Michael Cherry, an analyst at Directions on Microsoft, an independent research firm.

To make things worse, Microsoft, which used to provide custom security software support to its clients for $200 for each system in 2014, doubled the cost to $400 in 2015, thereby discouraging the companies from upgrading their systems. It jumped to $1,000 after that, according to one person who had seen a pricing schedule that Microsoft sent to one customer, with a minimum payment of $750,000 and a ceiling of $25m. The NSA has not commented on Shadow Brokers since the group emerged a year ago, or on the contents of past leaks or Friday's ransomware attack.

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Microsoft has been castigated for making a patch to the vulnerability in later versions of Windows available a month ago, without impressing upon users the urgency of downloading and installing that patch immediately. While the leading tech firm Microsoft is holding the United States government responsible for the massive attack, some global experts have counterattacked Microsoft, claiming it also be responsible for the happening. "They could have done it from the beginning if they were going to be a better corporate citizen", the person said.

Its warning allowed Microsoft to fix the issue with a patch that was issued in March, weeks before The Shadow Brokers leaked EternalBlue online.

Among the new wares (or "warez" to use the preferred hacker spelling) the Shadow Brokers claim they might soon put on sale are exploits that target vulnerabilities in Windows 10 and tools to hack web browsers, routers, and mobile devices.

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Most security experts defended Microsoft's fees. The older, officially obsolete Windows XP, which is still running on a large number of older computers around the world, was not patched until after the scale of the WannaCry infection became clear.

In the post, which will worry security agencies and companies around the world, the Shadow Brokers said: "In June, TheShadowBrokers is announcing "TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month" service. Older systems, even if fully up-to-date, simply lack the latest protections".

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