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  • Subject: someone is not being straight. Guess who...
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 11:41:06 -0600

ComputerWorld this morning states:

Microsoft takes blame for Web site access failures

The software giant said a configuration change made  by an employee left the
company's Web site inaccessible for nearly 24 hours.

http://computerworld.com/cwi/story/0%2C1199%2CNAV47_STO56855_NLTam%2C00.html

----- Original Message -----
From: Douglas Handy <dhandy1@bellsouth.net>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: MS/DNS problem - more info


> Chuck,
>
> >More on the MS/DNS problem (IF that is what it was...)...
>
> I find it interesting that MS is placing the blame on their own technicians
> messing up the DNS entries.  Yesterday Matt Drudge posted the (alledged)
results
> of a whois which would seem to implicate more than just employee error.
>
> By the time I read it and did my own whois, MS was back up and working.
And
> although Drudge has removed the link from his main page, the report can
still be
> viewed at http://www.drudgereport.com/msft.htm
>
>
> If this was due to employee technician error, I'll bet they'll be out of a
job soon. :)
>
> Doug

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WED JAN 24, 2001 18:01:43 ET XXXXX

HACKERS' LEAVE BEHIND WARNING FOR MICROSOFT

Someone or something hacked the DNS Internet servers for MICROSOFT on
Wednesday -- apparently bouncing-back traffic to the company's constellation
of websites. The violators left behind a message, warning MICROSOFT that it
should give up because the the Linux system "is God".

MSFT's main corporate Web site, its Hotmail.com site, auto sales site
Carpoint.com, MSNBC and encyclopedia site Encarta.com were hit with traffic
blocks on Wednesday.

The disjointed warning was still visible at Internic.Net, which catalogues
and directs web domains:

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 05:35:12PM

WhoIs microsoft.com@whois.internic.net

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered with
many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for
detailed information.

MICROSOFT.COM.SHOULD.GIVE.UP.BECAUSE.LINUXISGOD.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.SE.FAIT.HAX0RIZER.PAR.TOUT.LE.ZOY.ORG
MICROSOFT.COM.OWNED.BY.MAT.HACKSWARE.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.N-AIME.BILL.QUE.QUAND.IL.N-EST.PAS.NU
MICROSOFT.COM.MUST.STOP.TAKEDRUGS.ORG
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.SOON.GOING.TO.THE.DEATHCORPORATION.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.SECRETLY.RUN.BY.ILLUMINATI.TERRORISTS.NET
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.NOTHING.BUT.A.MONSTER.ORG
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.NO.MATCH.FOR.THE.UEBER-GEEKS.AT.JIMPHILLIPS.ORG
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.GOD.BUT.LINUX.SUCKS-FOREVER.ARTISTICCHEESE.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.BORING.COMPARED.TO.TEENEXTREME.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.AT.THE.MERCY.OF.DETRIMENT.ORG
MICROSOFT.COM.INSPIRES.COPYCAT.WANNABE.SUBVERSIVES.NET
MICROSOFT.COM.HAS.NO.LINUXCLUE.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.HACKED.BY.PSYKOJOKO.ON.A.ROOT-NETWORK.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.HACKED.BY.HACKSWARE.COM
MICROSOFT.COM.GUTS.NL
MICROSOFT.COM.FAIT.VRAIMENT.DES.LOGICIELS.A.TROIS.FRANCS.DOUZE.ORG
MICROSOFT.COM.ER.IKKE.NO.I.FORHOLD.TIL.LATHANS.NET
MICROSOFT.COM.AINT.WORTH.SHIT.KLUGE.ORG
MICROSOFT.COM


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Filed By Matt Drudge


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