Hackers still have to support Windows XP, even if Microsoft doesn’t

Ransomware hunters recently chanced upon a ransomware decryptor that supports the venerable Windows XP operating system.

Despite having its final release over a decade ago in 2008, Microsoft continued to support Windows XP for several more years, until it finally ceased this extended support in 2014. However it appears that many people still continue to use the defunct OS for everyday work, and since users continue to use Windows XP despite not having received security updates for several years, the OS is an easy target for threat actors. 

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