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US gov domains hit in serious DNS hijacking
« on: January 26, 2019, 03:33:42 PM »
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/multiple-us-gov-domains-hit-in-serious-dns-hijacking-wave-dhs-warns/?amp=1

"DHS: Multiple US gov domains hit in serious DNS hijacking wave"

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The DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued the directive on Tuesday, 12 days after security firm FireEye warned of an unprecedented wave of ongoing attacks that altered the domain name system records belonging to telecoms, ISPs, and government agencies. DNS servers act as directories that allow one computer to find other computers on the Internet. By tampering with these records, attackers can potentially intercept passwords, emails, and other sensitive communications.

This seems pretty serious! Kind if impressive from a technical perspective.
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Re: US gov domains hit in serious DNS hijacking
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 09:36:58 AM »
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/multiple-us-gov-domains-hit-in-serious-dns-hijacking-wave-dhs-warns/?amp=1

"DHS: Multiple US gov domains hit in serious DNS hijacking wave"

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The DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued the directive on Tuesday, 12 days after security firm FireEye warned of an unprecedented wave of ongoing attacks that altered the domain name system records belonging to telecoms, ISPs, and government agencies. DNS servers act as directories that allow one computer to find other computers on the Internet. By tampering with these records, attackers can potentially intercept passwords, emails, and other sensitive communications.

This seems pretty serious! Kind if impressive from a technical perspective.

the government has also been shutdown for a month. i would say there is some connection between the 2.

just like i think there was a connection between the playstion network being down and our government finding bin laden. that did happen in the same week
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 09:38:58 AM by andyassur »
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