the SMB worm didin'com (yet )
the alarm was maybe hype, but if it did awake some to patch their systems, the better.
It is not because the big superworm didn't show up, that attacks aren't happening. Just like the Internet storm center and the British Cert we have to point out that if you are a financial institution or part of critical infrastructure or have personal financial information, you will be attacked but in a very low-key professional way that may even be personalised just for one or several of your staff (and no one else). So if you are such an institution, you will have to close down even further the internet access and the mail usage or seperate completely the access to these systems and the internal systems (by building two different networks).
and if it was a lousy pr trick by Gartner, who will believe them next time around ? Or any of us, even based upon real indications ?
by the way, are you completely patched yet www.windowsupdate.com