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MSN website hacked in South Korea

Microsoft said it cleaned www.msn.co.kr and removed the code

     

bhartzer

7:43 pm on Jun 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"Microsoft acknowledges that hackers booby-trapped its MSN Web site in South Korea to steal passwords from visitors. The company says it was unclear how many Internet users might have been victimized."

[cnn.com...]

If they can do it to MSN.co.kr, then could they do it to other MSN sites?

Craven de Kere

11:55 pm on Jun 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't think that article mentions it, but MSN in Korea is *not* run by Microsoft, but by a third party company.

Trax

11:03 am on Jun 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ouch...

rj87uk

11:07 am on Jun 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just word of this without all the facts would scare other msn users to change or even not sign up for them.

philaweb

12:01 pm on Jun 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"It said another company that operates the MSN Korea site apparently failed to apply necessary software patches, leaving its server computers vulnerable."

christopher w

1:44 pm on Jun 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Supposedly this went undetected for days before they realized what was going on. From the AP:

Password-stealing software planted by hackers was active on Microsoft's popular MSN Web site in South Korea for days before the world's largest software company learned about the break-in and removed the computer code.

AbsintheSyringe

5:55 pm on Jun 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well for a linux user, this made my day :)

I don't think that article mentions it, but MSN in Korea is *not* run by Microsoft, but by a third party company.

It does mantion it, this is logical step for M$, blame it on somebody else.

What does that company has to do with the server? They are managing the site, not the servers...I mean if the server's secure even if the site has a button saying [ hack me ] nothing's gonna happen. And even if it was their fault (which I higly doubt) they failed to run "windows update" sheeesh. Billy you're pathetic.

christopher w

2:31 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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BTW - great PR for WebSense....

canucks1980

6:38 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Another prime example of how weak MSN really is.

robotsdobetter

9:07 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Another prime example of how weak MSN really is.
If Microsoft is so weak why are they still on the top?

redstorm

1:34 am on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Really a surprise. Who is wrong, Hacker or MSN? Internet users do not want such things happen.

rj87uk

8:09 am on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If Microsoft is so weak why are they still on the top?

They have all the money? :)

ahmedtheking

9:16 pm on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Will MS ever get anything right?

mahalo

9:29 pm on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)



I'm so new here [first message] that I hope you will bear with me please. I don't even know if this forum is interested in WEBTV.net aka Msntv.com, which is my first and main question before I ask another.
This is being posted here because I did NOT see any remarks about same when I registered.
TIA for any help.

Mahalo,
Cat

 

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