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In an Unprecedented move Microsoft pushed out a security patch update to curb the spread of Ransomware Attack for the Unsupported versions of Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003 Operating Systems.

The move has been sighted as “Highly Unusual” but had been made based on the situation of the Ransomware Attack which had effected UK’s NHS and more such organisations.

Microsoft’s Principal Security Group Manager said”

“Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyberattacks, such as the ones reported today, was painful”.  “Given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we made the decision to make the Security Update for platforms in custom support only, broadly available for download,” he continued.

He also said that the Links for the security patch are available on the Microsoft’s blog. However the Windows 10 users who have already received the March security update or the Creators Update have not been affected by the Ransomware attack.

Microsoft generally charges hefty fees for providing custom support for older version of Windows. It has been nice on the part of Microsoft to release this update which is broadly available since the reputation of Windows was at stake after the Ransomware attack.

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