Windows Update servers hacked

Discussion created by black_zion on Sep 30, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 6, 2015 by black_zion

Users of Windows 7 will notice new "important" updates which are not from Microsoft. Nobody knows right now if it is an actual malicious attack or if it was some whitehat hacker proving Windows 10's mandatory update policy is a large security risk, but it's another example as to why update settings in 7 and 8 need to be set to "check but let me choose when to download". One of the updates is the following (links removed for safety):




Download size: 4.3 MB


You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.


Update type: Important




More information:

[Potential malicious site redacted]

[Potential malicious site redacted]


Help and Support:

[Potential malicious site redacted]


One of the many articles: ‘Important’ Windows 7 Update Glitch Suggests Microsoft Servers May Have Been Compromised, But Should You Be Concerned?