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NewsBytes: Microsoft's Hotmail Is Red Hot From Worm

Aug 09, 2001, 22:37 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian McWilliams)

"Several systems hosting the MSN Hotmail service have been infected by variants of the Code Red worm, Microsoft has confirmed.

According to a spokesperson for MSN Hotmail, which has more than 110 million users, some servers in the free, Web-based mail service's server farm were recently infected by the worm. Although the representative said the infections have been eliminated, Microsoft is still studying the issue.

... Last year, Microsoft began migrating the Hotmail service from systems running the FreeBSD operating system to Windows 2000."

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