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Attackers exploit IIS hole to breach university server

Attackers exploit IIS hole to breach university server

It didn’t take long for hackers to take advantage of a zero-day hole in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).

Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., told The Register that servers running the program were breached on Monday, the same day Microsoft warned the public about the vulnerability. Students accessing their iWeb pages on Monday saw messages saying the system had been hacked, The Register reported on Wednesday. There is no evidence data was stolen or malicious files uploaded, however the iWeb accounts were expected to be offline until Thursday or Friday, according to Patty Lucas, a senior help desk support administrator for the university’s computing services department.

The computing services department referred a call from CNET News on Wednesday afternoon to the communications department, which was already closed for the day.


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