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The Register: Microsoft hacked in the Balkans

Dec 15, 2000, 21:09 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"A Microsoft Web site has been defaced in the latest of a string of attacks that have called into question the ability of IT companies to keep their systems secure."

"The software giant's Slovenian site, www.microsoft.si, was sprayed with pro-Linux graffiti by a hacker who gained control of the site, which is hosted in the former Yugoslavian country. In a reference to Mark Renton's famous speech at the beginning of the film Trainspotting, the site was changed to feature a tirade that equated choosing Microsoft software to being a moron...."

"Matt Tomlinson, business development director at security consultancy MIS, said the graffiti attack was unlikely to have threatened Microsoft's core systems, as an attack earlier this year did, but demonstrated a weak security policy was still in place in Redmond."

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