Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cyber Attackers Use DNS Poisoning to Hijack Website Domains & Divert Traffic

Instead of just launching distributed
denial-of-service attacks
, cyber-attackers have started hijacking domain
names and redirecting traffic from legitimate sites to malicious ones.
The hacker group Anonymous recently managed to hijack the Domain Name System
record for and redirected
all traffic to another Web server
that displayed an empty directory
structure. It appeared as if the contents of had been wiped, but it was
actually a different server altogether. managed to regain control of its
domain after the DNS poisoning attack. Read all about it here...

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