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Windows bug leaves computers vulnerable to Wannacry-type virus that crippled NHS

Microsoft has uncovered a software bug in old versions of its Windows operating system that could be used to carry out a global-scale cyber attack.

If the bug is discovered by hackers, they could unleash a computer virus similar to the Wannacry attack that crippled the NHS and thousands of other machines in 2017.

“Any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer,” said Simon Pope, Microsoft’s director of incident response.


Falanx Group Ltd (LON:FLX), through its subsidiaries, provides cyber defence and intelligence services to blue chip and government clients worldwide. It operates through Falanx Cyber Defence and Falanx Intelligence divisions.

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