Microsoft warns government over computer security risk

Microsoft has issued a stark warning to the Irish government of potential security attacks, unless thousands of state-run computers are upgraded.

11th May, 2013

Microsoft has issued a stark warning to the Irish government of potential security attacks, unless thousands of state-run computers are upgraded.

"This is a ticking timebomb," said Patrick Ward, senior business manager for Microsoft Ireland. "There is a real risk of potential loss of data or the [security] compromise of PCs."

Public bodies are currently stalling on upgrading basic Windows XP computer software, which will cease to be protected against computer hacking attacks, viruses and...

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