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Old 10-27-2000, 08:31 AM   #1
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The sad part is that the hackers had access for over 3 months. They MAY have the source code to every one of Microsoft's products. The full story is here - http://www.msnbc.com/news/481927.asp?cp1=1
 
Old 10-31-2000, 08:40 AM   #2
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Here is an update. Apparently things may not be as bad as they first seemed. http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2646402,00.html?chkpt=zdhpnews01

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Schmidt told the Times his staff first noticed the problem on Oct. 17, when they noticed new accounts "being created that did not match our normal audit logs." Schmidt and his staff then monitored the intruder for two days as he or she created new accounts with varying degrees of access to the network. It was during that time, Microsoft said, that the intruder came across the source code for the computer program under development. Microsoft said it was not part of the company's core products.
 
Old 11-10-2000, 09:11 AM   #3
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Microsoft hacked again - this time it's their web server

This is the third time in the last couple of weeks. The scary part about this one is that Microsoft had already released a patch to the vulnerability that was exploited (it was IIS). They don't apply their own patches? Very strange.
 
Old 11-26-2000, 08:21 AM   #4
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Microsofty Hacked

Maybe they haven't BOUGHT a very good firewall system and intrution & detection setup!!!

Just a thought.
 
  


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