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25 November 2010, 13:13

Secunia's domain hijacked

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Zoom Traffic to Secunia's web site was temporarily re-directed to the above page.
Last night, attackers seized control of security firm Secunia's top domain and set it up in such a way that a visit to displayed a message from the hacker group instead of the company's actual home page. The hackers also took down the Personal Software Inspector (PSI). The PSI is a tool is designed to scan a users PC for old program versions that have known vulnerabilities and offers a simple way of updating to the most recent and secure versions. A Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) is also available for a fee.

Secunia say that the DNS entries were manipulated today at 00:40 a.m. CET, and that the domain was redirected to a different server for 1 hour and 10 minutes as a result. Visitors may still be redirected to the hacker page due to ISPs' use of DNS caching.

Secunia maintains a database of security advisories, with recent entries listed on its home page, that informs visitors about security holes in all types of applications. Secunia also offers security solutions for corporate and private customers.

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