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Comcast Domain Name Hacked, Website Breached for Several Hours

Shortly before 11 p.m. EDT yesterday, Comcast users began noticing that Comcast.net had been hacked. More technically, early indications are that someone hacked Comcast's registrar account at Network Solutions, changing the authoritative DNS servers for Comcast.net — rerouting portal visitors to IP addresses in Germany or elsewhere. The front page of Comcast.net was replaced with a note saying the hackers had "RoXed" Comcast, according to postings at BroadbandReports.com.

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Related topics: Access Providers, Cyberattack, Cybercrime, DNS, Domain Names, Security, Telecom

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Re: Comcast Domain Name Hacked, Website Breached for Several Hours Dave Zan  –  May 30, 2008 3:45 PM PST

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/05/comcast-hijacke.html

The computer attackers who took down Comcast's homepage and webmail service for more than five hours Thursday say they didn't know what they were getting themselves into.

In an hour-long telephone conference call with Threat Level, the hackers known as "Defiant" and "EBK" expressed astonishment over the attention their DNS hijacking has garnered.

Check the WHOIS at the link below:

http://torrentfreak.com/comcast-hacked-in-bittorrent-throttling-packback-080529/

I'd post it here if I could, but I doubt Comcast would want the world to know about it that much. :)

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