Archive for the ‘DNS’ Category

China’s Great Firewall Spreads Overseas | HostExploit News

March 27, 2010

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Three Charged in Comcast Cyber-Attack

November 22, 2009

Three Charged in Comcast Cyber-Attack

Three men were charged by federal indictment Nov. 19 in connection with attacking and redirecting traffic to sites under their control. The group altered Comcast’s DNS records and is estimated to have cost the company more than $128,000.

Fergie’s Tech Blog: DNS Problem Linked to DDoS Attacks Gets Worse

November 14, 2009

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Friday, November 13, 2009
DNS Problem Linked to DDoS Attacks Gets Worse
Robert McMillan writes on PC World:

Internet security experts say that misconfigured DSL and cable modems are worsening a well-known problem with the Internet’s DNS (domain name system), making it easier for hackers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against their victims.

According to research set to be released in the next few days, part of the problem is blamed on the growing number of consumer devices on the Internet that are configured to accept DNS queries from anywhere, what networking experts call an ‘open recursive’ or ‘open resolver’ system. As more consumers demand broadband Internet, service providers are rolling out modems configured this way to their customers said Cricket Liu, vice president of architecture with Infoblox, the DNS appliance company that sponsored the research. ‘The two leading culprits we found were Telefonica and France Telecom,’ he said.


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