Comcast DNS record comprimised

BroadbandReports has picked up on an issue with Comcast's security yesterday.

According to Broadband reports, starting late yesterday, Comcast users began noticing that Comcast.net had been defaced. It appeared a group had hacked Comcast's registrar account at Network Solutions, changing the authoritative DNS servers for comcast.net thus rerouting portal visitors to IP addresses in Germany or elsewhere.

Comcast spokesman Charlie Douglas had the following update about the situation:

"Last night users attempting to access Comcast.net were temporarily redirected to another site by an unauthorized person," he says. "While that issue has been resolved and customers have continued to have access to the Internet and email through services like Outlook, some customers are currently not able to access Comcast.net or Webmail."

"We believe that our registration information at the vendor that registers the Comcast.net domain address was altered, which redirected the site, and is the root cause of today's continued issues as well," he says. "We have alerted law enforcement authorities and are working in conjunction with them."

Thanks to forum member neufuse for the heads up.

View: Broadband Reports Article

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