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Via PC World (IDG).
HD Moore has been owned.
That's hacker talk, meaning that Moore, the creator of the popular
Metasploit hacking toolkit has become the victim of a computer attack.
It happened on Tuesday morning, when Moore's company, BreakingPoint
some of its Internet traffic redirected to a fake Google page that was
being run by a scammer. According to Moore, the hacker was able to
by launching what's known as a cache poisoning attack on a DNS
AT&T's network that was serving the Austin, Texas area. One of
BreakingPoint's servers was forwarding DNS (Domain Name System)
the AT&T server, so when it was compromised, so was HD Moore's
When Moore tried to visit Google.com, he was actually redirected to
page that served up a Google page in one HTML frame along with three
pages designed to automatically click on advertisements.
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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