October 09, 2013

Two Anti-Virus Software Companies Hacked by Palestinians

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This is ... disconcerting. These guys are supposed to be the ones protecting us from the hackers. So, if they can get hacked what does that say about the rest of us?

I'll just note that reports suggest that it was a DNS attack of some sort, so that when you typed in the urls for these two particular websites (AVG and Avira) you were actually looking at another website's content. So it seems less likely that AVG or Avira were themselves attacked but rather ... Network Solutions, the DNS provider. Which is even more troubling, I think.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:15 AM | Comments |