Microsoft Site Vandalized By Boo Boo, Not Bug


A Microsoft France Web site defaced Sunday was not hacked through a software vulnerability, a company said Monday, but was breached because of a mis-configured server.

The Microsoft site -- experts.microsoft.fr -- was defaced with messages including "HACK!" and "Your System OwNed By Turkish Hackers!" As of late Monday, the site was still unavailable.

Although the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center tentatively tied the defacement to rumors of a zero-day exploit against Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 server software, a company spokesperson said different. UPDATE: Microsoft Site Vandalized By Boo-Boo, Not Bug - Security Technology News by TechWeb

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