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'Unprecedented wave' of Java exploits hits users, says Microsoft




'Unprecedented wave' of Java exploits hits users, says Microsoft
'Unprecedented wave' of Java exploits hits users, says Microsoft



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9191640/_Unprecedented_wave_of_Java_exploits_hits_users_says_Microsoft 

By Gregg Keizer
Computerworld
October 18, 2010

Microsoft said Monday that an "unprecedented wave" of attacks are 
exploiting vulnerabilities in Oracle's Java software.

According to a manager at Microsoft's Malware Protection Center (MMPC), 
attempts to exploit Java bugs have skyrocketed in the past nine months, 
climbing from less than half a million in the first quarter of 2010 to 
more than 6 million in the third quarter.

"Some of our exploit 'malware' families were telling a scary story ... 
an unprecedented wave of Java exploitation," said Holly Stewart, a 
senior program manager at the MMPC, in a post to the team's blog Monday.

Stewart went on to call the jump in Java attacks "scary" and added, "The 
spike in exploitation was surprising to say the least."

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