Twitter Outage A DNS Hack

[img_assist|nid=2346|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=99|height=99] Microblogging site Twitter went offline for
a while Friday after hackers calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army
apparently managed to change DNS records, redirecting traffic to
another Web page. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

Microblogging site Twitter went offline for
a while Friday after hackers calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army
apparently managed to change DNS records, redirecting traffic to
another Web page. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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Discussion

  • dd on

    Yes, it was a DNS attack for sure. This is the alert we got when their DNS was changed:

    "
    Modifications:
    3a4
    < twitter.com has address 128.121.146.100
    < twitter.com has address 168.143.162.52
    > twitter.com has address 66.147.242.88
    "

    All from the free Sucuri Network Monitor:  http://blog.sucuri.net/2009/12/twitter-defacement.html

  • Ben on

    Great stuff. Very interesting news!

    (Web design company)

  • David on

    Thsi is really a shocking news for the internet world,Twitter is now one of the most popular micro-blogging site & it was hacked means what can we expect on small sites protection.I'm visiting the computerworld site to know more about it.Thanks for informing.

    David,

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