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15 Oct 2010  

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft confirms Russian pill-pusher attack on its network

Complete article at Microsoft confirms Russian pill-pusher attack on its network • The Register

The admission came in response to an article The Register published on Tuesday. It reported that two internet addresses belonging to Microsoft were helping to route traffic to more than 1,000 websites that belong to a fraudulent online pharmacy known as the Canadian Health&Care Mall. Microsoft on Wednesday said an investigation of that report confirmed the hijacking was the result of an attack on machines connected to its network.
One of the IPs was involved in a DDoS of Brian Krebs site:
The attackers then told machines they controlled to access a number of non-existent pages at sites that were pointing to the Internet address my hosting provider has assigned to ( This forced several hundred or thousand machines to direct their traffic at my site, all in an attempt to prevent legitimate visitors from visiting it.
Pill Gang Used Microsoft’s Network in Attack on — Krebs on Security
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