Microsoft Sets Up Alternate Web Site To Avoid MyDoom

from the how-about-that... dept

Yesterday, all the news about the MyDoom virus was focused on the fact that SCO had set up a new website after their regular one was taken offline by the denial of service attack launched by the myDoom. Of course, the later version of myDoom was set to do a similar denial of service attack on Microsoft. When I heard that SCO changed their website, I thought there was no way Microsoft could do that - but, apparently, they have. Just in case things go wrong, Microsoft is setting up an alternate website and are (clearly) making sure that everyone knows about it ahead of time.

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    aNonMooseCowherd, 3 Feb 2004 @ 7:30am

    here come the phishers

    I can see it now: bogus press releases, pretending to come from Microsoft, about how www.All-Your-Money-Are-Belong-To-Us.biz is a new Microsoft web site that will provide you with security patches once you enter your SSN and bank account number, which of course are needed to verify your identity.

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      Anonymous Coward, 3 Feb 2004 @ 10:38am

      Re: here come the phishers



      and the lemmings that PAY to be watched by Onstar(tm) will gladly provide their SSN's & a bank account # in hopes of some perceived trinket of appreciation like 7cents off on the third Tuesday of EACH month

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