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 CBS.com and redirected
all traffic to another Web server that displayed an empty directory
structure. It appeared as if the contents of CBS.com had been wiped, but it was
actually a different server altogether. CBS.com managed to regain control of its
domain after the DNS poisoning attack. Read all about it here...