Microsoft.com falls to DOS attack

Monday, 18 August 2003, 7:57 AM EST

Microsoft's main Web site was inaccessible for two hours Thursday evening, the victim of an Internet-borne DOS (denial of service) attack, the company said.

The company is cooperating with federal law enforcement officials to investigate the attack, which is the second successful DOS attack against Microsoft.com this month.

The attack occurred Thursday evening at 8:45 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and was directed at www.microsoft.com, the Redmond, Wash., company's main Web address, according to Sean Sundwall, a Microsoft spokesman.

Microsoft.com was completely inaccessible for two hours Thursday evening and experienced "off and on" disruptions for another two hours, Sundwall said.

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