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Re: Microsoft.com attack?
From: Dan Armstrong <dan () beanfield com>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 16:53:23 -0400

I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to make a patch so poorly written, it would
actually cause all patched machines to attack the mothership.


Adam Maloney wrote:

Yeah, seeing the same here - it's been flaky for us for the last 30
minutes while we've been trying it.

I wonder if it's related to this messages.zip / admin@ thing that's all
over the place today.

I was just thinking the other day, wouldn't it be funny if there was a
worm that had infected machines attack windowsupdate.microsoft.com so you
couldn't patch? :)  I haven't confirmed that this is the problem, but it
seems likely.

Adam Maloney
Systems Administrator
Sihope Communications

On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, Jason Frisvold wrote:

Anyone aware of an attack on www.microsoft.com?  I had a customer
machine that was attacking it, looks like either a bug in Microsoft's
SP4 (coincidentally this started the day after this was installed) or
there's some new(?) worm of some sort causing this ??


Jason H. Frisvold
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Penteledata Engineering
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