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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.