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It has been some time since a high profile site was defaced publicly, but it has happened again - this time with Microsoft's UK-based website (

As reported by online defacement archivists, Zone-h, the events booking component of the website was defaced by a Saudi-affiliated attacker through a combination of Cross Site Scripting and SQL injection.

With most high profile defacements, websites are returned to normal operation in a matter of hours. In this case, it appears that the site stayed compromised for some time, and it now appears that the whole website is offline.

This isn't as bad as it first seems, as most of the UK-specific content for Microsoft exists on other subdomains belonging to

28 June 2007

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