SQL worm hits Redmond

NY Times – Worm Hits Microsoft, Which Ignored Own Advice

The frantic message came from the corporation’s information technology workers: “HELP NEEDED: If you have servers that are nonessential, please shut down.”

But this wasn’t happening at just any company. It was occurring at Microsoft itself. Some internal servers were affected, and service to users of the Microsoft Network was significantly slowed.

The schadenfreude is killing me! Maybe we need a LOT more worm and virus writers to exploit all the flaws in Microsoft software? Maybe these crackers are really providing an important service, albeit in a damaging manner. What better way to create the impetus for change at MSFT than to cripple it’s own machines with it’s own exploits.