27 Jul '11, 1pm

Domain Theft Hits Startup & Forces Them Into a Name Change - TheDomains.com

Last friday, through a compromised email address, someone hijacked and stole the Lissn.com domain. After gaining access, they were able to transfer the domain to their own overseas registrar. The hackers redirected Lissn to a server in the Netherlands, kept our homepage, and replaced the login button with a message that read “Lissn is currently down for maintenance, sorry for any inconvenience,” further confusing visitors coming to try the latest features.” Websites are hacked and domains are hijacked every day. It’s not a rare phenomenon, and like stealing a horse in the Old West, the crime often goes unpunished. It’s too difficult and too time consuming to find and punish someone in this new, digital world inhabited by billions of people. Despite its common nature, it took nearly 20 years since the birth of the commercial Internet for the first person to be convicted for...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/07/27/domain-theft-hits-st...

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