September 21, 2001

Microsoft's main page might have been infected too

Author: JT Smith

Dallas Engelken writes: "Are they scared to admit they got it at their main site? http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/ was hit as well, tagging a javascript for readme.eml at the bottom of the source. Refer to the following email exchange. This was fixed within hours, but nontheless it was hit. --Dallas
-----Original Message-----
To: Jeremy Hoover [mailto:hoover@gti-bti.com]
From: Dallas Engelken
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Please tell me I'm wrong: microsoft.com infected

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Hoover [mailto:hoover@gti-bti.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:59 PM
To: Dallas Engelken
Subject: Fw: Please tell me I'm wrong: microsoft.com infected

HAHA!
I just checked, and sure enough.
It's infected........ lmfao.......

Check it.........

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Cody"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 2:37 PM
Subject: Please tell me I'm wrong: microsoft.com infected

> I just went to http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage, and my Symantec
> Norton Antivirus popped up and denied access to readme.eml.
>
> I could not view the source of the loaded page, so I can't verify
> that it is definitely infected.
>
> Steve
>
>
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