[dns-operations] Registrar compromise leads to DNS attacks against NY Times, Twitter and others

Dan York york at isoc.org
Wed Aug 28 12:29:44 UTC 2013


Much news in the tech media world this morning about attacks against the DNS entries for the NY Times, Twitter and others. Lead story on Techmeme right now:

http://www.techmeme.com/130828/p3#a130828p3

with some of the main stories being:

http://blog.cloudflare.com/details-behind-todays-internet-hacks
http://news.nytco.com/2013/08/28/business/media/hacking-attack-is-suspected-on-times-web-site.html?from=homepage
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/28/twitter-newyorktimes-hack-syrian-electronic-army
http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/27/syrian-electronic-army-apparently-hacks-dns-records-of-twitter-new-york-times-through-registrar-melboune-it/

The CloudFlare and TechCrunch articles both include a statement from Melbourne IT, the registrar for the affected domain names, that indicates there was a compromise at their site.

Dan

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