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Microsoft Protocols Under Attack

Attackers also frequently target Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) file-sharing protocol, Akamai said. Cybercriminals take advantage of outdated vulnerabilities and poor patching processes at organizations. The protocol has been targeted for years, security experts say, and an attacker has used it to quickly spread the notorious Nimda and Sasser worms to new hosts.

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