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Windows 7: Comcast Domain Hijackers Indicted.

22 Nov 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Comcast Domain Hijackers Indicted.

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Social engineering used to pull off the attack.


Three individuals were charged on November 19 for their role in an attack, which involved hijacking the comcast.net domain name and redirecting its traffic to a rogue website. According to the indictment, the defendants used social engineering in order to obtain information that facilitated their plans to alter the domain's DNS records.
In May 2008, the comcast.net domain name, belonging to one of the largest Internet service providers in the United States, started redirecting to a Web page reading "KRYOGENIKS Defiant and EBK RoXed COMCAST sHouTz to VIRUS Warlock elul21 coll1er seven. This made it impossible for Comcast customers to use Web-based services provided by the company, such as email or digital voicemail for several hours.
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Comcast Domain Hijackers Indicted - Social engineering used to pull off the attack - Softpedia


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22 Nov 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I never could understand what hackers get out of doing what they do. Now I know up to 250.000.00 fine and 5 years in prison with a 3 year leash!
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22 Nov 2009   #3
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great find! Thank you for posting this. As a Comcast subscriber I get very upset when I hear about things like this.
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22 Nov 2009   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I never could understand what hackers get out of doing what they do. Now I know up to 250.000.00 fine and 5 years in prison with a 3 year leash!

Ah yes, but will it deter others from hacking?
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