FBI: Operating Windows 7 Increases Cyber Risk to Network Infrastructure

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

Organizations continuing to operate with Microsoft Windows 7 platforms on the network infrastructure are at an increased risk of cyberattack, according to a private industry notification from the FBI.

Hackers are targeting the computer network infrastructure of organizations once the system achieves end of life status, FBI officials warned. Enterprises that continue to use these legacy platforms may inadvertently provide threat actors with access to the network.

Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R2 on January 14, which meant the platform would no longer receive...

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