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Topics => AOL Purchase => Topic started by: MrTempler on August 29, 2013, 05:25:50 PM

Title: Twitter, AOL lock down URLs in wake of New York Times hack
Post by: MrTempler on August 29, 2013, 05:25:50 PM
As the New York Times tried to wrestle back control of its website, AOL Inc. and Twitter Inc. quickly locked down parts of their own slate of domain addresses. But many other major websites continued to maintain limited security Wednesday morning.

The Syrian Electronic Army hacking group claimed responsibility for a hack Tuesday that sent some visitors of www.NYTimes.com to a hacker-controlled website. The hackers had secured the log-in information for a U.S. sales partner of domain name registrar Melbourne IT and then used the information to breach the company’s administrative interface. Once inside, they were able to change two strings of text that caused those trying to access the New York Times website to be redirected elsewhere.

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