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December 10th, 2008

Microsoft Ireland’s Website Microsoft.Ie Defaced Through Redirection

Microsoft Ireland home page redirected visitors to another page which showed as if the site was hacked. Surfers attempting to visit Microsoft’s Irish website via on Tuesday morning were greeted with a defaced page instead. According to the message left on main page, the site had been hacked by the previously unknown “Terrorist crew”:

Microsoft already fixed the issue, which existed for a few hours. The company promised to improve its security and prevent a repetition of the incident.

“There was no issue with the Microsoft Ireland website, however there was a security incident with one of the re-directs from the ‘’ domain to ‘’ which is hosted by a third party,” a Microsoft Ireland spokesman explained.

“We resolved the re-direct issue very quickly and the Microsoft Ireland site (and other Microsoft sites) were not affected by this incident. We take these incidents very seriously and we are working with the third party to ensure this issue isn’t repeated. We have also informed the relevant authorities,” he added.

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