Several recent ransomware and malware attacks have focused attention on the hacker group known as The Shadow Brokers and tricks they use to penetrate systems and compromise data. Among their recent deeds are the Petya, WannaCry, Adylkuzz Botnet and EternalRocks malware campaigns.

These attacks all highlight a dirty little secret. It’s something many IT administrators are aware of – and it’s not pretty. There are a ton of unsupported, past end-of-life, or unpatchable servers running in many organizations’ environments.

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