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Microsoft UK web defaced

by Nikola Strahija on July 6th, 2005 Microsoft's UK web site was defaced late on Tuesday night with a message in support of Venezuelan hacker Rafa. Although it was embarrassing for MS, the attack was not serious and did not compromise any sensitive data.

Defacement archive Zone-H reports that well-known defacer Apocalypse hacked into Microsoft's UK web site and uploaded a gif with the message "FREE RAFA - HACK IS NOT A CRIME"

The site has been quickly restored to normal. A Microsoft spokesman said it was aware of the attack, which technical staff is investigating. -There is no reason to believe customer data or any other sensitive information has been compromised, he said. Although somewhat embarrassing all early indications are that the attack was not serious.

Apocalypse has been targeting US institutions and the government sites for months, always posting messages in support of Venezuelian hacker Rafael (Rafa) Nunez-Aponte, a suspected member of the World of Hell hacking crew, which is suspected of alleged attacks on US Department of Defence servers in 2001.

Previous targets of Apocalypse's attacks have included Stanford University and US Navy web sites.

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