Hackers Sending Microsoft Their Virus Code Accidentally

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Apparently there's a lot of hackers out there who aren't as bright as they'd like to believe. Microsoft has enough instances of virus writers sending their virus code along with their crash reports right to Microsoft when they crash their own systems, that one of their senior software architects, Rocky Heckman, thought it was worth mentioning at a recent conference.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/hackers-acciden ... 305548.htm
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"The first thing [script kiddies] do is fire off all these attacks at Microsoft.com," he said. "On average we get attacked between 7000 and 9000 times per second at Microsoft.com," said the senior security architect.


Talk about server load, you would almost need an entire server just to take the load for the attacks as they come in.
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You know where it started right? In the old days people used to get hired by breaking into a system and leaving their resume on an administrators desktop. Now everyone wants to try that. lol
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I think they have a "Hack Me" server :) Think it is defined as a honey pot? Agg what ever, go MICROSOFT!

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