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MICROSOFT was forced to act quickly after more than 200,000 computers around the world were subject to a massive cyber attack.

It came amid concerns networks were left vulnerable because they were still using outdated Windows XP software.

What is Microsoft's MS17-010 Windows patch?

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Microsoft released a critical security patch update for Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows 8 after systems were infected by ransomware, known as WannaCry, on May 12.

WannaCrypt - an earlier version of the malware - used previously leaked tools by the US's National Security Agency to exploit vulnerabilities in the Windows platform.

Microsoft patched the vulnerability using MS17-010 in March - but only for current platforms.

Therefore those running older systems, such as Windows XP, Windows 8 and Server 2003 weren't provided with a fix.

After the international attack, Microsoft changed its stance on 'end-of-life' patching and provided a mass fix, according to CSO Online.

The WannaCry ransomware affected more than 200,000 victims, including a fifth of the NHS trusts as well as other major global businesses.

How can you protect your PC from Wannacry ransomware?

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Microsoft has urged anyone who hasn't already updated their system with the security update to do so immediately.

Individuals should also install any other software updates and switch on auto-updaters where possible.

Microsoft also recommends running its free anti-virus software for Windows.

Marcus Hutchins, 22, from Devon, has been hailed an “accidental hero” after he managed to stop the virus in its tracks by triggering a “kill switch”.

But there are other steps you should be taking to ensure you keep your information protected. These include:

  • Ensuring you regularly back up your files by regularly saving copies in a completely separate system, such as an external hard drive.
  • Never click on links you don't recognise or download files from people you don't know or trust.
  • Install an anti-virus software and check for regular security updates.
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