28 Aug '13, 11pm

What you should know about the Twitter DNS Hack...

As is clear now, MelbourneIT was hacked and they have admitted as such. The whois records for several very well known media sites were altered, and repaired, intra-day yesterday. Changing whois records indicates SEA gained some level of access at the registrar, but it doesn’t necessarily mean an intruder can execute more nefarious activity such as transferring the domain away or changing the nameservers. Indeed, a number of the domains had registry lock provisions that prevented nameserver changes. The bottom line is that the SEA had very real access to a number of valuable accounts at MelbourneIT, but the true risk depended on the levels of security implemented by the account holder at both the registrar and registry level. It appears from the limited overall damage that the intent of this cyberattack was more for publicity than anything else. Based on the significant med...

Full article: http://blog.domaintools.com/2013/08/twitter-dns-hack-ever...

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