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India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks

India begin talks with Microsoft after the WannaCry ransomware attack.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India is pressing Microsoft Corp to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks. Microsoft officials in India have “in principle agreed” to the request, Gulshan Rai, India‘s cyber security coordinator, told Reuters over the phone on Friday (30). A spokeswoman for Microsoft in India declined to comment on the matter. Officials at the company’s headquarters in the United States and regional headquarters in Asia also declined to comment. If Microsoft agreed to such a discount, it could open up the global software giant to similar requests from around the world. Rai said the government was in…

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