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Microsoft admits hack of South Korean MSN

by Nikola Strahija on June 6th, 2005 Microsoft acknowledged hackers got into its South Korean MSN Web portal this week, but that it knew of no impact on users of the site.

The company confirmed earlier reports that its portal, operated by an outside company, was the target of hackers. Microsoft also refused to comment on reports that the attack was an attempt to steal passwords. "Microsoft learned of a criminal attempt to compromise an MSN Korea property hosted by a third party," MSN director Adam Sohn said in a statement.

"Upon notification of the criminal activity, the Microsoft Security Response Center and MSN response teams immediately mobilized to investigate the incident. Within a few hours Microsoft took the appropriate action to resolve the issue and stop any additional criminal activity."

Sohn added that Microsoft "is not currently aware of any customer impact as a result of this criminal activity but will continue to investigate the incident and take any necessary action to help protect customers."

He said the company is cooperating with law enforcement agencies in the investigation.

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