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the internet is down

2003-01-25 19:14:08+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

The internet went down last night, and it looks like Microsoft did it again </hyperbole>. Exploit in SQL Server got, well, exploited with a worm like the Code Red[Wiki] that got IIS[Wiki] in July of 2001. SF Gate report. /. entry.

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#Comment made: 2003-01-25 19:28:43+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, to be fair: Known hole, patch been around since May of last year. Mustn't blame the company for those who choose to use the products.

#Comment made: 2003-01-25 19:53:04+00 by: meuon

It got ONE system here, which generated enough traffic to kill everything. No fun.

#Comment made: 2003-01-28 18:01:32+00 by: Dan Lyke

There is justice: Microsoft got hit hard.

#Comment made: 2003-01-28 18:58:32+00 by: Dan Lyke

/. links to the CNet report of Microsoft getting hammered.

#Comment made: 2003-01-29 22:31:41+00 by: Dan Lyke

RC3 linked to a great analysis of the worm.