DNS hijacking


Alleged “Psycho” hacker in court over EtherDelta cryptocurrency robbery

An alleged hacker has appeared in a US federal court to answer charges related to the theft of at least $1.4 million in cryptocurrency from the EtherDelta cryptocurrency exchange platform in December 2017.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


Ethereum cryptocurrency wallets raided after Amazon’s internet domain service hijacked

Approximately US $150,000 worth of Ethereum-based cryptocurrency stolen from MyEtherWallet users.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Fox-IT reveals hackers hijacked its DNS records, spied on clients’ files

Given the nature of Fox-IT’s work there are likely to be some interesting theories as to who might have been behind this particular attack, and what they were attempting to spy upon.

Despite appearances, WikiLeaks wasn’t hacked

If you own a website, take advantage of the security features that your DNS registrar offers you or risk suffering the kind of attack OurMine wrought against WikiLeaks.


Domain name hijacking – what it is, and how you can stop your company being the next victim

How do you think your customers would feel if they visited your business’s website and were greeted with an offensive image or malicious code? And how would you feel knowing that hackers could pull off an attack like this without changing a single byte of your site?

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

When Syrian hackers attacked, Facebook’s bacon was saved by security measures

The hackers attempt to hijack Facebook’s domain failed because the social network had enabled a registry lock and two-factor authentication.

Enabling extra security measures can reduce the chance of your own company’s website being messed around with by DNS hijackers. Learn the lesson now.

Syrian Electronic Army hackers meddle (briefly) with Facebook’s domain

The Syrian Electronic Army’s hack of MarkMonitor put them within a hair’s breadth of hijacking Facebook’s domain.

Things could have been much worse.

Metasploit website hijacked by pro-Palestinian hackers… via fax

Rapid7’s Metasploit is the latest high profile website to fall foul of a pro-Palestinian group of hackers, who hijacked its DNS records.

And it seems the hackers used an old-fashioned fax message to commit their crime.

Vigilance saves Avast anti-virus from having its website pwned

It has been revealed that WhatsApp, AVG and Avira weren’t the only companies to be targeted by a pro-Palestinian hacking gang this week.

Find out how human vigilance saved one security company’s bacon.

DNS hack hits popular websites: Daily Telegraph, The Register, UPS, etc

Popular websites including The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, and others have fallen victim to a DNS hack that has resulted in visitors being redirected to third-party webpages.