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China's fondness for pirated software raises risks in attack

AP  |  Beijing 

Security researcher say China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack.

has tolerated rampant use of unlicensed software copies despite repeated promises to crack down and warnings by industry groups that is leaving itself open to being hurt by malicious code.


BSA The Software Alliance, an industry group, says some 70 per cent of computers in run unlicensed software, the highest level among large countries. Rates for the United States, Japan, and range from 18 to 22 percent.

Experts say that has left millions of Chinese computers without security support and made among countries most affected by the WannaCry ransomware that has hit more than 150 countries.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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