Use of EternalBlue in attacks on the increase despite patch

Bradley Barth reports:

Cyber-attacks leveraging the Windows Server Message Block exploit known as EternalBlue have reportedly reached historically high levels over the last few months, even though the vulnerability it affects was patched by Microsoft more than two years ago.

In a 17 May blog post, ESET security evangelist Ondrej Kubovic said his company’s telemetry data has revealed hundreds of thousands of blocked EternalBlue-based attacks taking place daily.

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