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Microsoft NZ Web site defaced

Microsoft NZ Web site defaced

A grammatically challenged cybervandal replaced Microsoft's (msft) local New Zealand site on Monday with a Web page poking fun at the software giant's poor security. The same vandal also defaced the media Web site of the Ford Motor Co.

January 22, 2001 by in New Zealand

ORBS spam traffic jam

ORBS spam traffic jam

ORBS, a New Zealand organization that tests networks for bad e-mail filters without waiting for spam complaints, is fighting spam with spam. The thousands of e-mails needed to poke and prod a system for weak links are considered spam by one of the groups ISPs, AboveNet.

August 8, 2000 by in New Zealand

DNS problems threaten 80,000 domains

DNS problems threaten 80,000 domains

About 75 percent of domain name system (DNS) servers in Australia and NewZealand are vulnerable to Denial-of-Service attacks, and 55 percent may becompromised at the root level. The figures represent a considerable risk tomany Web sites, according to Sydney-based security consultancy DeMorgan.

June 8, 2000 by in New Zealand

80,000 domains at risk: DNS problems plague Australia

80,000 domains at risk: DNS problems plague Australia

About 75 percent of Domain Name System (DNS) servers in Australia and New Zealand are vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks and 55 percent may be compromised at the root level. The figures represent a considerable risk to many Web sites, according to Sydney-based security consultancy DeMorgan.

June 8, 2000 by in New Zealand

Australian retail giant picks up wilting Peapod

Australian retail giant picks up wilting Peapod

SYDNEY -- Australian retail giant Coles Myer announced it has acquired the rights to the source code of the Peapod home shopping software. A letter of intent, signed Thursday, will give Coles Myer the rights in perpetuity to operate the software exclusively in Australia and New Zealand.

May 10, 2000 by in New Zealand