[LINK] microsoft cracked again.....
Tue, 7 Nov 2000 22:06:37 +1100 (EST)
Sorry if this has already been seen.....
Microsoft admits second network crack
Monday, November 6, 2000, 10:24
By BARRY PARK, FAIRFAX IT
Less than a week after Microsoft admitted a cracker had infiltrated
its network, a second cracker is laying claim to bypassing the company's
A Dutch cracker known only as Dimitri claimed on Saturday he had gained
access to Microsoft's Huston server domain space via an insecure IIS server
at the company, and that he could alter files stored on FTP servers.
He told the IDG News Service he had also downloaded user and administrative
password files from the website, that could be cracked via brute
force password decryption software.
Microsoft admitted a cracker had breached its network for a second time,
but said the attack was limited to one server.
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