DNS attack writer now a victim
Date: 8/1/2008 6:48 am
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HD Moore has been 'owned'. Mr. Moore created the recent DNS vulnerability exploit tool, has become the vicitim of a computer attack.
It happened on Tuesday morning, when Moore's company, BreakingPoint, had 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 do this by launching what's known as a cache poisoning attack on a DNS server on AT&T's network that was serving the Austin, Texas, area. One of BreakingPoint's servers was forwarding DNS (Domain Name System) traffic to the AT&T server, so when it was compromised, so was HD Moore's company.