The company finally learned about it and removed the nasty code. Microsoft confessed it removed the password-stealing software from the MSN site hours later. The hackers could have harvested stolen passwords from visitors to the MSN site for up to three days.Our alarms went off (Sunday). We noticed it was infected,said Dan Hubbard, its senior security director.
Thats the situation in South Korea, a leader in high-speed Internet users worldwide. On the otherside company was confident its English-language Web sites were not vulnerable to the same type of attack.