Saturday, September 14, 2013

Melbourne IT, overseas reseller, NY Times domain name breach

Melbourne IT blames overseas reseller for New York Times domain name breach - new york times, spear phishing, twitter, Melbourne IT, Syrian Electronic Army - ARN: "Melbourne IT has revealed one of its overseas resellers was a victim of a “spear phishing” attack which allowed the Syrian Electronic Army to hijack the New York Times (NYT) and some Twitter websites. A Melbourne spokesperson said staff of an overseas-based reseller “unwittingly” responded to a spear phishing attack which allowed attackers to access sensitive information, including usernames and passwords. This was used to access the reseller's account on Melbourne IT systems. “This resulted in unauthorized changes to the DNS records of two domain names associated with providing news related to the Syrian conflict,” he said."

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