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Re: Microsoft British site hacked




Re: Microsoft British site hacked
Re: Microsoft British site hacked



Forwarded from: security curmudgeon 

: http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=9336 
: 
: By Jeremy Kirk
: IDG news service
: 29 June 2007
: 
: A hacker has successfully attacked a web page within Microsoft UK 
: domain, resulting in the display of a photograph of a child waving the 
: flag of Saudi Arabia.
: 
: It was "unfortunate" that the site was vulnerable, said Roger Halbheer, 
: chief security advisor for Microsoft in Europe, the Middle East and 
: Africa.

And lest we forget history, this isn't the first time Microsoft has been 
hit. Worse, this isn't the first time for Microsoft UK. And poor 
Halbheer, I wonder how long he's been in that position..

./1999/10/24/msrconf.microsoft.com
./2000/01/04/www.microsoft.com.tw 
./2000/06/03/www.microsoft.com.br 
./2000/11/07/events.microsoft.com
./2000/12/14/www.microsoft.si 
./2000/12/17/www.microsoft.si 
./2001/01/23/www.microsoft.co.nz 
./2001/04/19/www.microsoft.be 
./2001/04/20/www.microsoft.com.gr 
./2001/04/27/www.microsoft.com.gr 
./2001/05/03/www.microsoft.co.uk 
./2001/05/03/www.microsoft.com.mx 
./2001/05/03/www.microsoft.com.sa 
./2001/05/07/streamer.microsoft.com
./2001/05/12/pc.microsoft.is
./2001/05/17/www.microsoft.ro 
./2001/07/19/windowsupdate.microsoft.com

Check Zone-H for Microsoft defacements after these.

: SQL injection attacks are on the rise, overall, since valuable data is 
: held within databases, said Paul Davie, founder and chief operating 
: officer of Secerno, a security vendor that develops technology to 
: protect databases from SQL attacks.
: 
: "I don't think Microsoft are unique in this respect and shouldn't be 
: held up as particularly slipshod," Davie said. "This could have happened 
: to practically anybody."

If Microsoft can't stop SQL injection, how are customers to trust more 
complex vulnerabilities like those overflow thingies or memory 
corruption?


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