Security Brief: DNS Hijacking, Arrest of BlackHole Author

 A lot of websites defaced this week by KDMS Team
Over the past week, we’ve seen a lot of website defacements as a result of DNS hijacking. Two hacker teams stood out.

Pakistani hackers of Team Madleets have defaced a couple of Google Malaysia domains via DNS poisoning. Malaysian registrar MYNIC has published a statement to clarify the fact that the hackers pulled off the attack by exploiting a reseller account.


Previously, the same group defaced several high-profile domains from Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Lucia.

The list includes audi.sr, blackberry.sr, avg.sr, bing.sr, microsoft.sr, mastercard.sr, intel.sr, microsoftwindows.sr, msn.sr, philips.sr, samsung.com.ag, orange.com.ag, cola.ag, oracle.co.ag, ibm.ag, canon.ag, clarion.ag, fujitsu.ag, hitachi.ag, toshiba.ag, bmw.lc, toshiba.lc, hitachi.lc and honda.lc.

In September, the same team targeted Google Kenya and Google Burundi.

KDMS Team has also leveraged DNS hijacking to deface some high-profile domains. The list includes the websites of LeaseWeb, AVG, Avira, WhatsApp, Metasploit and Rapid7.

According to Avast, their website was also targeted, but the company was vigilant and managed to contain the attack before any damage was caused.

The DNS records of Avira, AVG and WhatsApp websites were altered after the hackers breached the systems of Network Solutions. In the case of Rapid7, the attackers sent a fax with a spoofed change request to Register.com. Both Register.com and Network Solutions are owned by Web.com.

KDMS Team is a pro-Palestinian group whose members are trying to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine.

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