Tuesday, February 03, 2004

WSJ.com - Microsoft Sets Up Alternate Web Site Due To Virus Threat

WSJ.com - Microsoft Sets Up Alternate Web Site Due To Virus Threat: "Microsoft (MSFT) said Monday it has set up a secondary Web site for users affected by an Internet virus that will seek to block them from the software giant's regular Web sites.
The virus, called 'Mydoom.B,' was programmed to launch an attack on Microsoft's site on Tuesday, two days after a variant shut down the site of The SCO Group (SCOX), a small Utah software company. The virus sends hundreds of thousands of requests for the site per minute, crippling it.
Stephen Toulouse, security program manager at Microsoft, said users who can't access Microsoft's main Web site can go to https://information.microsoft.com.
The alternative Web site will offer security tips as well as regular information about Microsoft products."
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