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Warning issued over attacks on internet infrastructure

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posted on Feb, 24 2019 @ 06:08 PM

The attacks date back as far as 2017 but have sparked growing concerns from security researchers in recent weeks, which prompted the special meeting of ICANN.

The malicious activity targets the Domain Name System or DNS which routes traffic to intended online destinations.

ICANN specialists and others say these attacks have a potential to snoop on data along the way, sneakily send the traffic elsewhere or enable the attackers to impersonate or "spoof" critical websites.

"There isn't a single tool to address this," Conrad said, as ICANN called for an overall hardening of web defenses.

Warning issued over attacks on internet infrastructure

The targets seem to be mostly in the Middle East. Mainly ISP's and website registrars. Email usernames and passwords are being targeted by what they are calling "DNSpionage."

It looks like it is being done by Iran for the benefit of Iran. Whoever is behind this could temporarily bring down parts of the internet if they wanted to, but are doing DNSpionage instead.

posted on Feb, 24 2019 @ 09:51 PM
Is this thread in relation to Obama's signing away control of the Internet backbone servers to an undisclosed foreign company , in an undisclosed country ?
If yes , I agree

If not , this sort of thing has happened many times in the past

posted on Feb, 24 2019 @ 09:52 PM
a reply to: LookingAtMars

But of course,
now you are witnessing another
residual of our last administrations
sell out.

They sprinkled the fairy dust


posted on Feb, 25 2019 @ 03:31 AM
Well well, looks like Israel borrowed some hi tech equipment from Uncle Sam and is playing around with it.
Iran spying on Russia....right (try again)

posted on Feb, 25 2019 @ 03:35 AM
so they are DDOSing root level DNS servers and snooping their traffic for meta data?

posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 05:30 PM
a reply to: toysforadults

Sounds more like an intercept and redirect. I am sure they are doing some snooping too.

posted on Feb, 26 2019 @ 05:36 PM
My beer of the month club is late I knew there must be a problem.


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