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Turks hijack Kiwi MSN via DNS cracks

Turks hijack Kiwi MSN via DNS cracks

The New Zealand version of Microsoft’s MSN website was briefly hijacked after attackers penetrated that country’s prominent domain name registrar. Websites for Sony, BitDefender, and HSBC were also commandeered.

The mass defacements came as security researchers gathered in San Francisco discussed vulnerabilities in the DNS, or domain name system, and BGP, or border gateway protocol. The two technologies form the core infrastructure for routing traffic over the internet, so the weaknesses have the ability to compromise the integrity of the entire worldwide network by allowing huge chunks of it to be hijacked or rerouted.


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