Microsoft U.K. website defaced

By , July 3, 2007 8:51 am

Microsoft U.K. website was recently attacked and defaced by a hacker known as rEmOtEr. The hacker has successfuly gained access to the website and altered a webpage, creating one with two images and multiple references to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It is known that the attacker gained access by using a common attack known as SQL injection. Contributing to the succes was the fact that the webserver was allowed to return error messages. By studying the error message (and equipped with relavent knowledge) one can slowly work his way in, causing the webserver to return information that it is not meant to access.

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