“When the hacker’s system crashes in Windows, as with all typical Windows crashes, the user would be prompted to send the error details — including the malicious code — to Microsoft. The funny thing is that many say yes, according to Rocky Heckman.” “People have sent us their virus code when they’re trying to develop their virus and they keep crashing their systems,” Heckman said. “It’s amazing how much stuff we get.”
At Tech.Ed 2010, Heckman detailed top five hacking methods and the best methods for developers to avoid falling victim to them. “The first thing [script kiddies] do is fire off all these attacks at Microsoft.com,” he said. “On average we get attacked between 7000 and 9000 times per second at Microsoft.com,” said the senior security architect.
“I think overall we’ve done pretty good, even when MafiaBoy took down half the internet, you know, Amazon and eBay and that, we didn’t go down, we were still up.”