[WEB SECURITY] MSN site hacked in South Korea

zeno at cgisecurity.net zeno at cgisecurity.net
Thu Jun 2 22:53:47 EDT 2005

Just found this on cnn a few minutes ago.

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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."


"The Korean site, unlike U.S. versions, was operated by another company, which Microsoft did not identify. 
Microsoft's own experts and Korean police were investigating, but Microsoft believes the computers were 
vulnerable because operators failed to apply necessary software patches, said Sohn, an MSN director."


- zeno

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