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IDG.net: Another hacker hits Microsoft

Nov 04, 2000, 15:03 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George A. Chidi JR., Joris Evers)

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"One week after Microsoft Corp. reported an intrusion into its corporate networks, another hacker claimed to have penetrated the company's Web servers on Friday. The Dutch hacker, using the alias 'Dimitri,' said that Microsoft failed to install a patch for a known bug in its Internet Information Server (IIS) software, and has not sufficiently secured its Web servers, he said in an interview with the IDG News Service."

"He gained access to several of Microsoft's Web servers and was able to upload a short text file, "Hack The planet," boasting of the hack to http://events.microsoft.com/, Dimitri said. He could alter files on Microsoft's download site, he said. "I could add Trojan horses to software that MS customers download," Dimitri said."

"Dimitri also claimed that he downloaded files containing administrative user names and passwords to the server. The encrypted files could be decoded with a tool called the L0ft crack, he said, but added that he had not and would not decode them. ... A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that the hacker reached at least one server, but said that Microsoft security personnel were rechecking their servers for holes to patch."

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