A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks
Krebs on Security
FEBRUARY 18, 2019
” The DNS part of that moniker refers to the global “ D omain N ame S ystem ,” which serves as a kind of phone book for the Internet by translating human-friendly Web site names (example.com) into numeric Internet address that are easier for computers to manage. Talos reported that these DNS hijacks also paved the way for the attackers to obtain SSL encryption certificates for the targeted domains (e.g. PASSIVE DNS. The U.S.