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Microsoft withheld update that could have slowed WannaCry—report

LONDON---American software giant Microsoft held back from distributing a free security update that could have protected computers from the WannaCry global cyberattack, the Financial Times reported Thursday. In mid-march, Microsoft distributed a security update after it detected the security flaw in its XP operating system that enabled the so-called WannaCry ransomware to infiltrate and freeze computers last week. READ: Global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data But the software

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