Server attacks stump Microsoft

Thursday, 5 September 2002, 9:58 AM EST

Microsoft released further details of a rash of attacks on Windows 2000 servers that has so far stumped the software giant's research team.
In an advisory posted Aug. 30, Microsoft warned customers that several companies had recently observed an "increased level of hacking activity." Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) told system administrators to be on the lookout for Trojan horses--programs that appear to be legitimate but aren't--and for several specific kinds of odd network behavior.

On Wednesday, Mark Miller, security specialist for the Microsoft PSS, said that the attacks seemed to be ongoing, but at a much reduced level.

"We saw a pretty sharp spike," he said, adding that "we definitely consider this to be hacker activity and not worm activity."

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //