Microsoft Hit by DoS Attack
- By Scott Bekker
- January 26, 2001
In a statement released on its Web site yesterday, Microsoft
Corp. announced that it had been hit by a denial of service (DoS) attack
against the routers that direct traffic to the company’s Web sites.
Microsoft was quick to point out that the DoS attack had
nothing to do with Wednesday’s and Thursday’s Web site outages, which were a
result of DNS problems.
Microsoft.com and MSN.com were the sites reported to have
been hit by the attack.
In the statement, Microsoft said it had contacted the FBI
and had taken “immediate steps” to bring the sites back online. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.