Popular websites including The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, and others have fallen victim to a DNS hack that has resulted in visitors being redirected to third-party webpages.
Web security tester Paul Mutton managed to capture a screenshot of what visitors to The Register saw:
Part of the message reads:
“h4ck1n9 is not a cr1m3”
“4 Sept. We TurkGuvenligi declare this day as World Hackers Day – Have fun ;) h4ck y0u”
The phrase “Gel Babana” is Turkish for “Come to Papa”, and “Guvenligi” is Turkish for “Security”.
Further websites which have been affected by the DNS hack include National Geographic, BetFair, Vodafone and Acer.
It’s important to note that the websites themselves have *not* been hacked, although to web visitors there is little difference in what they experience – a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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