DNS mega-hack hits thousands of sites

Thousands of UK Web sites registered with domain name registrar NetNames had their front pages redirected to a rant by hacker Fluffi Bunni this morning.

Jonathan Robinson, chief executive at Net Benefit, which runs the NetNames registration and hosting service, told us that the "majority" of its 100,000 customers had their Web traffic re-routed in the hack. He said the firm was focused on restoring services, which were disrupted for more than an hour before been returned to normal between 10am and 1030am today, than counting the number of people affected.

The hack, which directed surfers to a diatribe entitled "Fluffi Bunni goes Jihad", involved an attack on NetNames' Domain Name System server, according to Robinson.

Fluffi Bunni compromised the network of Net Benefit before sniffing a password and disrupting the firm's DNS server to pull off the attack, he said.

News source: The Reg

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