From Time Magazine:
On Sunday, the company warned of a glitch in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer that potentially give data thieves using a network computer the same level of access as the legitimate user.
Admitting to being aware of “limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit a vulnerability,” Microsoft explained that the “vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated.”
According to Time, about 10 percent of Internet users across the country run Internet Explorer. And according to web statistics experts W3schools.com, about 9 percent of computer users run the Windows XP operating system. Microsoft officially stopped supporting Windows XP last week.