All-knowing, All-dominant, All-preaching Microsoft can't even keep their own
back yard clean!!!
Microsoft server may have spread virus
Two Microsoft websites designed to help large business clients prevent
computer bugs may accidentally have given some clients a virus, Microsoft
The company discovered late last week that the FunLove virus, known for
attacking Windows NT servers, had accidentally made its way onto the
company's Premier Support and Gold-Certified Partner websites.
The subscription-only websites are geared toward companies that deal in
business software and development, said Ms Michele D'Amour, Microsoft
marketing manager for enterprise and product support services.
"As many as 26 companies may have downloaded a virus-infected file from the
Web sites during the 24-hour period that the virus was on the sites," Ms
She said Microsoft notified the clients as soon as it discovered the
problem. No one has reported a virus attack yet, she said.
Because these corporations generally update software including anti-virus
protection frequently, she said it was unlikely they would be infected, even
if they had downloaded the virus.
Ms D'Amour said the virus made its way onto the sites from somewhere within
Microsoft, and was able to get in because the servers running the sites did
not have up-to-date anti-virus software.
The company does not know of any other internal sites or servers that were
infected, she said.
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