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Indian government claims Windows discount for all residents after cyber attacks

Indian government claims Windows discount for all residents after cyber attacks

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The Indian government, Microsoft has been under pressure, to the inhabitants of the country to discount on an upgrade to Windows 10. This demanded the country after cyber attacks WannaCry and Petya computers found.

Microsoft and India were since the WannaCry-attack earlier this year in consultations, reports Reuters. Computers with an old operating system are more susceptible to ransomwaresoftware and other malware. India will, therefore, that the techbedrijf more inhabitants offers the possibility of Windows 10 to install.

After the cyber attack Petya last week, Microsoft and India concluded an agreement. All 50 million users of the country will get a discount at a Windows 10 upgrade. It is still unclear how much cheaper the upgrade will be.

An upgrade to Windows 10 was rather free, provided the user has Windows 7 or 8 installed.

The agreement between Microsoft and India can have international consequences, because other countries may now have similar requests. It is still unclear whether countries also do.

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