Twitter Was Owned.. No it was a Compromised DNS trick!
Today Morning Twitter website was out of service for two hours and the reason of this service disruption is a DNS-attack. Many users thought that the website was compromised by hackers from “Iranian cyber army” by exploiting WordPress vulnerabilities but that was not the case, the attack was made on the DNS server by redirecting users attempting to enter Twitter website to Hackers Website IP address.
The Twitter Team posted the following on their Blog:
As we tweeted a bit ago, Twitter’s DNS records were temporarily compromised tonight but have now been fixed. As some noticed, Twitter.com was redirected for a while but API and platform applications were working. We will update with more information and details once we’ve investigated more fully.
This is not the first DNS attack we read about in the news there were a big number of incidents that are related to the DNS record and it is now very important to start using and implementing the DNSSec to protect the DNS servers.
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