June 19, 2021

Java replaces Adobe Reader as the most frequent attack target

Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) monitoring shows a dramatic increase in recent months in the number of attempted attacks on Java vulnerabilities. According to Holly Stewart of MMPC, since the middle of the year about six million attacks were registered attempting to exploit three older Java holes. This exceeds, by a large margin, the number of attacks on Adobe reader, the former leading attack target.

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