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At approximately 3pm PST, the Syrian Electronic Army seemingly hacked into Twitter, Huffington Post and NY Times’ registry accounts altering contact details, and more significantly, DNS records. Modifying DNS records of a domain will allow SEA to redirect visitors to any site of their choosing.
First reported by Matthew Keys, this is the latest of many attacks by the pro-Syrian government computer hackers who align themselves with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
The flurry of DNS hacks began when the group initially posted a tweet with a screenshot of the whois records for Twitter.com and a link for others to verify its authenticity. […]
Contact details for the Twitter.com domain were changed, but it’s reasonable to assume that if the SEA had the ability to change contact information, they may very well have had the ability to change DNS records and point the Twitter.com domain elsewhere, redirecting visitors and users.
The SEA also altered the DNS records for twimg.com which Twitter uses for virtually all CSS, JS, images, cookies and more. This means for many users, Twitter.com wouldn’t load correctly and avatars were unavailable across many Twitter clients.
For the NY Times, the situation was (and remains) equally serious with subdomains being created and even reports of the homepage being redirected. The NY Times has since issued a statement claiming the issues were related to an attack on the company’s domain name registrar Melbourne IT.
If you’ve not heard of the Syrian Electronics Army, then you might find it interesting to know that this is the group that is responsible for cyber attacks against the BBC, the Associated Press, the Guardian, and, obviously, Twitter. It says that its aim is to go after those that oppose Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, although in some attacks, the motives are questionable. The Verge recently analyzed the group and says that the SEA frequently departs from its original message and shifts towards a more comedic front, akin to something you might see from Lulzsec. — Twitter, NYTimes and Huff Po Whois and DNS records altered, Syrian Electronic Army takes responsibility - The Next Web (via new-aesthetic)
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