Around 2:54am ET this morning (Tuesday, January 23) the Web site for Microsoft New Zealand was defaced by the group Prime Suspectz. This is the 6th time a Microsoft Web site has been defaced and they have previously experienced defacements in both Brazil and Slovenia.
The full list of past Microsoft targets have included:
msrconf.microsoft.com (a supposed retired MS server and the first recorded defacement of a Microsoft server) on October 24, 1999.
Microsoft Brazil by IZ corp defaced June 3, 2000.
The Microsoft Events Server by someone unknown on November 11, 2000.
Prime Suspectz is a group known for their regular campaign against foreign Web sites of large multinational corporations including Nike Brazil, Panasonic Italy, BMW France, Chevrolet Argentina, Samsung South Africa, Nintendo Spain and many more. See our previous commentary on high profile foreign defacements for a full list.
Their targets aren't only limited to the foreign sites of multinational corporations. Yesterday Prime Suspectz defaced the Ford Motor Corporation's Media Web site.
A full list of Prime Suspectz previous defacements are available on their breakout page.
Prime Suspectz isn't the only group defacing high profile foreign sites. In the last 3 days, sites for Canon Greece, Canon Turkey, and Xerox India have also been defaced. We expect to see this trend continue until these companies work to secure their global Web sites as well or better than their flagship portals.
© 2001 B.K. DeLong for Attrition.org
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