Microsoft site appears to weather worm attack

Wednesday, 4 February 2004, 11:59 AM EST

Experts say the virus, a variant of the MyDoom.A virus that overwhelmed another company's Web site Sunday, was programmed to fire continuous volleys of debilitating data at Microsoft's site Tuesday.

But there was no visible impact on the software giant's Web site, http://www.microsoft.com, which barely flickered as the MyDoom.B Internet worm's trigger time of 8:09 EST passed.

Microsoft had said Monday it was taking a series of technical precautions to ward off any attack. The company declined to give any immediate comment Tuesday.

By Reuters at CNN.

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