The Register: Microsoft hacked in the Balkans

“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


Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis