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Twitter outage via DNS hijacking

Published: 2009-12-18
Last Updated: 2009-12-18 08:37:38 UTC
by Stephen Hall (Version: 1)
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A number of diary readers have submitted that the popular micro blogging site, has been defaced this morning.

The status page has the following report:

Update (11:28p): Twitter’s DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed. We are looking into the underlying cause and will update with more information soon.

If we receive any more information concerning the outage, or how the hijacking occured, we shall update the diary during the day. If you have any additional information, please let us know via the contact form.

Update: The following screen grab shows the DNS hijacking as recorded via the PassiveDNS systems. The host www . mowjcamp . org is currently hosting the defacement.

Steve Hall


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