Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen kicks off the 2019 Adobe Summit. Adobe announced in 2018 that support for Magento 1 would come to end in June 2020, and yet around 100,000 entities still use the dated platform. (Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Adobe)

A recent rash of cyberattacks against Magento 1 web commerce sites underscores the criticality of having a strategy in place for securing technology that has reached end of life or is no longer supported by its vendor.

Adobe announced in September 2018 that support for Magento 1 would come to end in June 2020, giving organizations adequate time to port over to Magento 2 or make other arrangements to protect their ecommerce sites. But that warning did not stop a trove of companies from sticking with Magento 1: around 100,000 entities still use the dated platform.

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