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Hacker Defaces Microsoft U.K. Web Page

"A hacker managed a rare feat Wednesday, successfully attacking a Web page within Microsoft's U.K. domain and replacing the page with several graphics related to Saudi Arabia.

The hacked page was a U.K. events page here. It has since been fixed. According to the security site Zone-h, a SQL injection attack is the likely culprit. Zone-h reported the hack methodology: "Most probably, the attacker exploited the site by means of SQL injection to insert the HTML code "" in a field belonging to the table which gets read every time a new page is generated." This would work on a page utilizing Microsoft's SQL Server. "

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