Security Fix – Twitter.com hijacked by ‘Iranian cyber army’

Twitter.com hijacked by ‘Iranian cyber army’

Hackers hijacked the Web site of micro-blogging community Twitter.com early Friday, briefly redirecting users to a Web page for a group calling itself the “Iranian Cyber Army.”

The attackers apparently were able to redirect Twitter users by stealing the credentials needed to administer the domain name system (DNS) records for Twitter.com. DNS servers act as a kind of phone book for Internet traffic, translating human-friendly Web site names like “Twitter.com” into numeric Internet addresses that are easier for computers to handle.

via Security Fix – Twitter.com hijacked by ‘Iranian cyber army’.

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