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CNET News.com: Hackers answer Microsoft's Windows 2000 dare

Sep 03, 1999, 21:14 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Hackers have answered Microsoft's dare and disabled part of a Windows 2000 server, but both sides are claiming victory..."

"The most serious computer crackers won't participate in such challenges because they don't want to show their hand, Klaus said. "Some people who know how to break in may not want to disclose all their secrets," Klaus said. "If a robber has a master key to break into every building in the world, he's not going to go to the FBI and demonstrate..."

"Davey thought it notable that the Microsoft server initially made no mention of the ASP problems. "Why don't you guys mention any of the ASP downtime that we have documented?" he asked in an email to Microsoft. Notification of the attack appeared on the Web site at 10 a.m. today, after CNET News.com called Microsoft about the attack."

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