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Korean MSN Site Hacked

CowboyNeal posted more than 9 years ago | from the open-for-rooting dept.

Microsoft 305

An anonymous reader writes "CNN is reporting that MSN's Korean website was hacked in order to allow usernames and passwords to be stolen. Microsoft is initially blaming unpatched, outsourced servers. Just another embarrassment to Microsoft's security push."

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305 comments

They probably ran on linux (5, Funny)

mingot (665080) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711275)

We all know microsoft doesn't trust windows to run its webservers!

Re:They probably ran on linux (4, Funny)

Quantum Fizz (860218) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711510)

Strange, MSFT execs just offered me a soft drink, fortified with hints of "fresh oxytocin", and after whispering some words in my ear suddenly I just trust windows to run all my own webservers.

better them not me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711277)

from a sincere admin

Here they come. (3, Funny)

MyNymWasTaken (879908) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711278)

Untold number of "In korea, only old people..." bad jokes are on their way.

In Korea (0, Troll)

thedogcow (694111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711279)

In Korea, only old people hack a worthless-piece-of-shit OS.

^_^ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711401)

kekekekekekekekeke ^_____________^

Re:^_^ (1)

ignorant_coward (883188) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711472)

^_____________^

I, for one, bow to our Master Control Program overlords!

In Korea, can be only one of four passwords (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711537)

ching, chong, wing, wong.

Dictionally attack so easy!

Re:In Korea (1)

HG2 (878937) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711583)

I am not old! And I did it!

Let's get this out of the way now. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711281)

In Korea, only old people use MSN. Only dead people use AOL.

*nix (1)

turtled (845180) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711282)

I assume they weren't using *nix? =)

Mirror? (1)

AndreAtlan (529906) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711284)

Anyone got a mirror of the defacement?

Re:Mirror? (1)

thegamerformelyknown (868463) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711423)

It sounds to me like the idea was there was no defacement, so the people who got in could get the info. Although, I don't see the point in this - should have just defaced it.

Re:Mirror? (1)

Flendon (857337) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711545)

The point is they stole passwords. And we all know people use the same password for everything. So know they have both their MSN username (which relates directly to their hotmail account) and password. How many websites use your email for your login name? So they have access to those accounts too.

How many websites email their password to your account? All those passwords are compromised (not that they are any different than the first one). They probably got the persons IP too. Now they can skip the brute force approach and log in directly to put the keylogger on your computer. The best thing is that they know the majority of the people who use MSN know almost as little about computers as an AOL user.

Re:Mirror? (4, Informative)

numatrix (242325) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711520)

It wasn't an overt defacement; very small iframe at the bottom of the main page that pointed to a seperate file on the same server. That file contained an <SCRIPT> tag with a src url of some other file in the same directory ending in .gif.

Of course that file wasn't actually a .gif obviously, but was a collection of IE client-side exploits to try to load a particular bit of malware.

A quick google for that malware shows the other chinese sites that I found (hey, I think that's officially the first time I've made cnn). One was discussing it, the other appeared to be (intentionally or otherwise) loading it.

Imagine my surprise! (1)

plaxion (98397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711285)

Yet another security issue related to microsoft. Since when is that news?

Re:Imagine my surprise! (2, Informative)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711296)

"Yet another security issue related to microsoft."

Actually, it was related to a patch not getting installed. (Pilot error.)

Re:Imagine my surprise! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711458)

Why was a patch required? (Faulty airplane.)

Re:Imagine my surprise! (2, Insightful)

KarmaMB84 (743001) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711528)

And yet there probably isn't a piece of complex software in existance that hasn't needed a patch to fix a problem...

Re:Imagine my surprise! (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711532)

"Why was a patch required? (Faulty airplane.)"

Your talking to somebody who's had his Linux/Apache server rooted shortly after putting it on-line. I neglected to get the latest security updates. Which is it: I'm an idiot or did the developers build me a faulty airplane?

Re:Imagine my surprise! (1)

paranoidgeek (840730) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711563)

The site is running IIS/6.0. (obviously) Does this mean that it hard to patch Windows/IIS ?

Re:Imagine my surprise! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711349)

You must be new here. Even the most minute embarrassment involving Microsoft is sure to rate a headline here on good ol' Bashdot!

(nelson) Haha (/nelson) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711290)

(nelson) Haha (/nelson)

Oh No! (5, Funny)

Greenisus (262784) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711291)

They might steal all the old peoples' email passwords!

Re:Oh No! (2, Funny)

weighn (578357) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711429)

username: Kim123@hotmail.com password: Kim123

In Korea... (1)

AhaIndia (725879) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711293)

In korea only old people use MSN.

So the server was also old (unpatched)


All your base... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711294)

... are belong to everyone else.

Importance of patching (1)

britneys 9th husband (741556) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711297)

Hopefully, this incident will remind MSN of the importance of always making sure they have applied the latest patches, updates, and service packs from Microsoft's Windows Update site.

Re:Importance of patching (2, Insightful)

Garrett Combs (699749) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711347)

Yeah, but as the article states, the servers were outsorced. Rather than a lesson over the importance of patching, I feel this is more a lesson of if you want something done right, do it yourself.

From TFA (1)

killa62 (828317) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711484)

"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."

RTFA
nuff said

IIS updates don't come through Windows Update (1)

b00m3rang (682108) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711493)

At least not that I've seen in my limited Windows admin experience. They always seem to be manual hotfixes and service packs.

The blame falls on Koreans (3, Interesting)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711299)

It's not really an embarrassment to Microsoft. It's an embarrassment to Koreans who have long been the leaders in wide-spread broadband and internet usage. You'd have expected that they, of all nationalities, would have their act together when it came to running servers. Unfortunately, it seems that even they are not immune to hacks.

Which is all for the better, of course. The more these systems are attacked, the harder they become. Kind of like how the SR-71's outer plating would become harder each time it took to the skies, or like how the samurai's katana becomes harder each time it is thrust into the forge. Systems become stronger by trial.

So next time there won't be this problem. That there was a problem this time is unfortunate, but like the lessons of history, this experience will make the victims Better. Stronger. Faster than before.

Re:The blame falls on Koreans (3, Insightful)

nacturation (646836) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711450)

It's an embarrassment to Koreans who have long been the leaders in wide-spread broadband and internet usage. You'd have expected that they, of all nationalities, would have their act together when it came to running servers.

How do you figure that? Widespread broadband penetration does not imply widespread knowledge of sound security principles. I wouldn't be surprised to find that Korean servers are hacked just as often as the servers in any other nation -- the only differing being that the hackers/scriddies use higher speed connections.

Re:The blame falls on Koreans (1)

weighn (578357) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711459)

So next time there won't be this problem. That there was a problem this time is unfortunate, but like the lessons of history, this experience will make the victims Better. Stronger. Faster than before.

Dude, are you on oxytocin?

Re:The blame falls on Koreans (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711495)

Personally, I was waiting for the Bionic Man sound effect.

Cha cha cha chaaa ett ett ett ett

Re:The blame falls on Koreans (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711478)

Please do not moderate Dancin Santa up as Informative.

He is in fact a fucking asshole.

Slashdot requires you to wait 2 minutes between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 7 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment


Brilliant, Malda, just fucking brilliant. Go back and learn how to program "Hello World", you waste of space.

Luke... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711494)

Go back to journal trolling...

Re:The blame falls on Koreans (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711479)

"The more these systems are attacked, the harder they become. Kind of like how the SR-71's outer plating would become harder each time it took to the skies, or like how the samurai's katana becomes harder each time it is thrust into the forge. Systems become stronger by trial. So next time there won't be this problem. That there was a problem this time is unfortunate, but like the lessons of history, this experience will make the victims Better. Stronger. Faster than before."

If history has taught us anything it's that people don't learn from history. And get a grip on your analogies. How does a security breach (likely due to lax security policies) compare to a samurai's katana (god, get out much?) being forged? Aside from your katana fantasies, I find this analogy wholehearted irrelevant. And next time there won't be this problem??? As if one security breach means that security for all of Korea will be fixed overnight?

Everything you say is overrated, dude.

Re:The blame falls on Koreans (1)

UnanimousCoward (9841) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711503)

Which Koreans do you want to blame? All Koreans?

Please get some journalistic integrity... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711304)

Please slashdot, you're not doing any justice by harping on Microsoft. Your bias is just disgusting. Why don't you post one of the 1,000,000 Linux defacements or break-ins that happen monthly?

And I know I'm posting Anonymously. I don't have an account nor do I care to create one at your site until you stop being the Fox Network equivalent for Tech News.

Re:Please get some journalistic integrity... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711381)

Well said! I'm with you.

Re:Please get some journalistic integrity... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711439)

Me too! Let's all get together and fuck!

Re:Please get some journalistic integrity... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711535)

Group 53x! I wanna join.

Journalistic integrity is far and few these days.

Whirred UP! And MOD up, too. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711515)

n/t

Re:Please get some journalistic integrity... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711524)

What's wrong with Fox? They're the number one news channel on TV.

I think it's obvious that you have a sick fascination with Number Two.

Re:Please get some journalistic integrity... (1, Troll)

Goeland86 (741690) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711551)

say why don't you give me an example of a linux-based server defacement? if there's a million out there you should be able to get an example to me easily. Back up your claim or I'll consider it flame bate. Not only that, but /. lets users discuss things, unlike Fox, where nothing gets discussed in the first place. I'll gladly discuss the matter later with you, IF you post a link of a linux defacement example as a reply to this topic.

Re:Please get some journalistic integrity... (2, Informative)

shift.red.avni (858445) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711594)

Here is a list of appoximately 325 Linux based web sites that were defaced today.

http://www.zone-h.org/en/defacements/filter/filter _system=Linux/filter_date_select=today/page=1/ [zone-h.org]

Re:Please get some journalistic integrity... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711604)

Slashdotted already.

Trolls are moderating and submitting the articles (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711595)

I actually don't think it has anything to do with journalistic integrity. I think the trolls on this site are on a disruptive campaign to start flame wars. This is the second [slashdot.org] article this week that has an overbearing bias towards M$. If you notice straight away the comments start coming about /. bias and people are modded down accordingly. Why? Because the trolls are coordinating not only the articles but coalescing to mod (a number of the mods are trolls) down people so as to incite more hatred of not only /. but M$ as well. This happens week in week out. It won't stop till there is an investigation of the massive highly organised trolling that goes on here on /.

Go figure... (2, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711308)

Microsoft is initially blaming unpatched, outsourced servers.

Looks like they didn't install SP2, enabled the firewall, and have automatic download of Windows Updates enabled. I guess Microsoft forgot to pay extra for having "secured" servers when they signed the outsource contract. It's a shame that they have to eat their own dogs... uh, food.

Re:Go figure... (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711325)

"Looks like they didn't install SP2, enabled the firewall, and have automatic download of Windows Updates enabled."

Probably not since they weren't using XP as a server.

SP2? (2, Interesting)

3770 (560838) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711329)

Not that this is very important, but they wouldn't be running their servers with SP2.

They are likely running Windows Server 2003 and the latest service pack for WS2K3 is SP1. SP1 for WS2k3 came out after SP2 for XP so it should contain everything that SP2 contains.

Re:SP2? (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711399)

Not that this is very important, but they wouldn't be running their servers with SP2.

I was just repeating the obvious consumer line since you need SP2 for patches and IE7. Even with Windows Server 2003, it's the same thing except the service pack number is different.

Re:SP2? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711428)

Actually, they marketed 2003 as being secure out-of-the-box, locked down from the beginning.

But, thats marketing :)

Stupid users keep pushing that big insecure button on the side of the computer, just so the lights come on...

Moral of the story? (2, Informative)

Scorillo47 (752445) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711318)

>>> 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.

Don't trust other companies to apply security patches for your site.

Re:Moral of the story? (1)

0x461FAB0BD7D2 (812236) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711546)

I think you mean their server. Again, this is what Microsoft 'believes', according to their own statements. There is no proof yet what happened and how.

All that is known is that code was attached to the site. While it's most likely the result of an exploit, it could be that a disgruntled employee did it.

The server they run (4, Interesting)

putko (753330) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711320)

From Netcraft:

Windows Server 2003
Microsoft-IIS/6.0 9-Dec-2004

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http:/ /www.msn.co.kr [netcraft.com]

Re:The server they run (2, Funny)

suso (153703) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711387)

So I guess the hacker who pulled it off can win an X-box in that contest?

Re:The server they run (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711554)

IIS was not hacked in this case.

They said an unpatched operating system was the problem which leads me to believe they were affected by something like blaster, lsass bug, wins bug etc... they got system level privlidges through that means and replaced the front page in wwwroot with whatever they wanted..

I doubt it... (0, Troll)

thegamerformelyknown (868463) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711321)

I really doubt the claim of the "patching". It really sounds like a cover up to me.

Microsoft doesn't deserve this criticism (4, Insightful)

typical (886006) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711323)

"CNN is reporting that MSN's Korean website was hacked in order to allow usernames and passwords to be stolen. Microsoft is initially blaming unpatched, outsourced servers. Just another embarrassment to Microsoft's security push."

Yes, Microsoft has a good deal of well-deserved bad karma. That you could consider this to be a failing of their software is ridiculous, though. If this is an embarassment to Microsoft, many Free, Open software packages of every sort, from Apache to Linux to OpenBSD to OpenSSH have been so embarassed.

I'm all for calling out Microsoft when they're (a) full of marketing bullshit, (b) way behind everyone else technically, and (c) playing dirty politics. They deserve to be criticized then. But this is simply a non-event. They had a website get cracked. Big deal. Heck, Sourceforge, the largest repository of Open Source software, has been cracked multiple times, if you want an Open Source counterpart.

Blame Microsoft when they deserve it, and your words will get more weight. If Oracle had run out and said that "Our database is hacker-proof", and the next day their website had been broken into and their database cracked, that would be a fair point to criticize someone. But simply "you had a website cracked" is no longer a big deal for most companies.

Re:Microsoft doesn't deserve this criticism (1, Insightful)

ignorant_coward (883188) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711457)

Sourceforge is a kludge of every insecure OSS program out there: FTP, CVS, etc. It isn't very representative of a normal website.

Re:Microsoft doesn't deserve this criticism (1)

typical (886006) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711519)

I'll bet that *.microsoft.com has a lot of Web-based software that can be toyed with remotely.

As for using CVs, I can't wait until Sourceforge moves to Subversion. I've been using ClearCase recently, and despite all of the things that I dislike about ClearCase, at least the thing can version file and directory renames. It's a pain for a whole lot of open source authors to not be able to version moves.

Re:Microsoft doesn't deserve this criticism (3, Insightful)

tres (151637) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711587)

The news here is that it wasn't just a vulnerability published, nor a proof of concept, it was a full fledged crack attack against one of the sites that represent the corporation itself. The news here is that it's the same old Microsoft. The news here is that "Trustworthy Computing" is just another marketing buzzword.The news here is that if you can't even manage to secure your own servers, how do you expect the rest of the world to do it?

Microsoft deserves every bit of blame that they get. They want to pretend like security is something that can be applied like a coat of paint, but in the end, incidents like this prove that it's the same old crap rolling out of Redmond.

Before the Micrsoft bashers ejaculate all over (0, Redundant)

I'm Don Giovanni (598558) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711324)

their monitors, read the article:

"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."

Why would /.'ers care? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711440)

The same typical people will come on here and post about how they hate M$ and this is their fault because having an enemy gives them a sense of self and identity as part of the /. groupthink. Of course as usual /.'ers miss the point. This story has more to do with international [news.com.au] relations [google.com.au] than M$. But as usual /. bias comes through. /. cares more for rumor, gossip and bias especially if it's directed at its supposed enemies. Anyone who points this out of course will be modded down accordingly.

Re:Before the Micrsoft bashers ejaculate all over (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711444)

They don't do all of their development inhouse either. A bit of their minor product and web development is also outsourced. But Microsoft is still gets the blame when their software is found to be insecure, no matter who they contracted to maintain it. They won't even identify the other company. As far as users could tell, Microsoft was hosting the web site, because they were given no reason to believe otherwise. They trusted a Microsoft web site and their passwords got stolen.

In Korea... (4, Funny)

Luigi30 (656867) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711337)

Only old servers are unpatched.

Schadenfreude ... can't resist (0, Troll)

putko (753330) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711344)

LOL ROFLMAO!

[sorry -- I really couldn't resist]

Microsoft eats own dogfood, suffers serious indigestion.

I'd love to see Gates have a tantrum over this one. Someone is going to get flying-ninja kicked in the nuts.

GNAA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711353)

I, for one, welcome our new Korean overlords.

An embarrasment? (1)

HillaryWBush (882804) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711354)

Microsoft's software security push likes to be tied in a chair with a gag in its mouth, while its boyfriend makes love to another man in front of it. It is embarassed when it finds another blackened spoon in the bathroom after he promised to quit. But Koreans stealing its passwords is not embarassing.

Next Step: (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711355)

"Korean Windows Update Site Hacked"

Outsourcing (4, Insightful)

stox (131684) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711361)

I am sorry, Microsoft, but I don't give a damn that you outsourced your servers. The customer is buying your name and reputation when they buy your product. So, you may have saved money on the bottom line, but you have squandered trust the consumer had for you. At some point in the future, you will realize what a valuable commodity this was and how expensive it is to re-acquire.

Re:Outsourcing (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711486)

"So, you may have saved money on the bottom line, but you have squandered trust the consumer had for you. At some point in the future, you will realize what a valuable commodity this was and how expensive it is to re-acquire."

I like how it's completely Microsoft's fault even though a.) some dickhead maliciously broke into their server b.) it could have been prevented by the non-MS people in charge by staying up to date.

Can we at least make a couple of 'Insightful' speeches about the real bad guy?

Re:Outsourcing (1)

whoever57 (658626) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711507)

I like how it's completely Microsoft's fault even though a.) some dickhead maliciously broke into their server b.) it could have been prevented by the non-MS people in charge by staying up to date.

It is MS's fault because MS did not do enough to ensure their subcontractor ran a secure system: It is MS' responsiblity to ensure that their contractors have the appropriate skills and motivation to run the website securely. Clearly MS failed.

Re:Outsourcing (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711548)

"It is MS's fault because MS did not do enough to ensure their subcontractor ran a secure system:"

If the contractors didn't live up to their end of the contract, the burden's on them.

Re:Outsourcing (3, Insightful)

grolschie (610666) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711508)

Can we at least make a couple of 'Insightful' speeches about the real bad guy?

Meh! Bill Gates jokes are getting tiresome.

Right... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711366)

Aww how cute! Look at all the Anti-Corprate Gates haters. Maybe if there were as many Linux haters you would see the same happen to Linux systems.

I'll believe Microsoft's statement when... (1)

kakashiryo (866772) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711371)

someone proves that the person who submitted this news article isn't the hacker himself.

Koreans and their tunnelvision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711374)

It's no surprise that this happened in Korea. I haven't ever met a Korean who didn't think that everything under the sun was invented in his country. I've even met quite a few who thought that Jesus Christ retired in Korea after the crucifixion. Even today, they are trying to lay claim to Japan's Tokushima islands with protestors setting themselves on fire (??!) and stabbing themselves with sharp objects.

It's no wonder that a "we can do no wrong" culture leads to this type of situation.

How's that old saw go? Pride goeth before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Re:Koreans and their tunnelvision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711539)

And most importantly, frank before beans.

A couple points of comedy... (1)

syzme (584270) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711375)

Security researchers noticed the suspicious programming added to the Korean site Tuesday and contacted the company.
Microsoft/its hosting company didn't even notice the problem. Sombody had to tell them their own site was hacked. Security Through Good Luck(TM).

Microsoft said it was trying to decide whether to issue a broad public warning to recent visitors of the Korean site...
Thats good; keep users ignorant. Way to go.

Windows Server 2003? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711390)

According to netcraft.

(I was expecting this to be an 'ironically linux', but no)

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=msn.co.kr [netcraft.com]

http://msn.co.kr/ [msn.co.kr] was running Microsoft-IIS on Windows Server 2003 when last queried at 3-Jun-2005 04:32:08 GMT - refresh now Site Report
Try out the Netcraft Toolbar! FAQ
OS Server Last changed IP address Netblock Owner
Windows Server 2003 Microsoft-IIS/6.0 26-Dec-2004 207.46.78.16 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 1-Nov-2004 207.46.78.16 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 unknown 31-Oct-2004 207.46.78.16 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 12-Sep-2004 207.46.78.16 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 8-May-2004 207.46.68.21 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 13-Feb-2003 207.46.68.21 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 29-Jun-2002 207.46.89.101 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 8-Jan-2002 207.68.182.61 Microsoft Corp
Windows 2000 Microsoft-IIS/5.0 28-Nov-2001 207.68.182.53 Microsoft Corp
FreeBSD Microsoft-IIS/5.0 27-Nov-2001 207.68.182.53 Microsoft Corp

No uptime is currently available for msn.co.kr.

Nelson "HA HA" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711413)


This is why Sun doesn't allow Windows clients to connect to their internal network. Windows is a liability.

In other news... (1)

Kagura (843695) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711432)

In other Korean news, Jeon Ji Hyun is still a very Sassy Girl.

In Korea... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711588)

...old AND young people would hit that [google.com] .

I'd take Ji Hyun over Baek Doo San [google.com] any week.

wipe and reload? (5, Funny)

Elminst (53259) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711438)

"Microsoft said it cleaned the Web site, www.msn.co.kr, and removed the dangerous software code... "

I got $5 that says this translates to "formatted and reinstalled the OS..."

Re:wipe and reload? (1)

malfunct (120790) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711461)

You don't wipe your OS if you have been rooted? How do you know that there isn't something in there waiting to bite you?

Re:wipe and reload? (1)

Elminst (53259) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711491)

precisely my point...
but they're putting it like they "cleaned it all up and it's good as new!" like washing your car or something.
BS.

Re:wipe and reload? (4, Insightful)

TCM (130219) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711489)

I got $5 that says this translates to "formatted and reinstalled the OS..."

Well, what would you do?

MS-Karma 1.0 (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711443)

Microsoft is initially blaming unpatched, outsourced servers.

Outsourced your MS jobs to Asia, and now outsourced servers are taking revenge.

MS: 0
Offshored U.S. Techies: 0
Globalization: 2

(Relax, itsa half joke)

Outsourcing... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12711477)

MS can't afford to run their own servers?

The MS Server 2003 licensing fees are too high, so they outsource it to a cheaper locale - uhmmm...

M$ bashing (1)

CHESTER COPPERPOT (864371) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711480)

Yup sure sounds sounds [donga.com] like [hankooki.com] the [chosun.com] appropriate [koreaherald.co.kr] people to bash. Who says there is no bias here?

Not directly their fault (3, Interesting)

SamMichaels (213605) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711540)

Just another embarrassment to Microsoft's security push.

No, this is a classic case of why outsourcing mission critical systems and/or data is wrong. It also goes to show that it's NECESSARY to patch mission critical hardware (hell, even non-mission critical Spider Solitaire machines).

We all have issues with MS, but this time it isn't directly their fault.

Re:Not directly their fault (2, Interesting)

delicious (879639) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711574)

um, how is it not directly their fault? they did choose to outsource the mission critical component of the system, did they not?

it seems you are releiving companies of any responsibility for outsourced operations.

Look at their ads!!! (1)

superatrain (842910) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711558)

Microsoft is talking about the server not being managed, and it was out of date!

The sever should have been on SP2 by then!

And all this manage 10000 computers from one point in their ads? Why cant they just use that to keep their systems somewhat up to date!

zerg (1)

Lord Omlette (124579) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711589)

This wouldn't have been that big of a deal if Microsoft's security push came w/ Trust in a Bottle...

Could it have affected US sites? (1)

Mancat (831487) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711597)

I've been getting "SSL certificate couldn't be verified" messages when logging into Hotmail for the past few days. I'm in the US. The article says nothing about US sites, but it sure seems like a big coincidence that Hotmail has been acting up for me around the same time that this was going on.

Dupe... (0)

Elitist_Phoenix (808424) | more than 9 years ago | (#12711599)

Dupe!! ... Oh, hold on, Korea this time. Well in this case I'd like to put in a pre-emptive dupe... its bound to happen again.
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