Close to 300 popular “.pk” domain names have been hijacked

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The hackers subverted the resolution of the DNS queries for those domains in question and thus managed to accomplish DNS redirection. The attackers used two alternative name servers from freehostia.com to resolve the DNS queries for all the 284 hijacked domain names. Thus when someone visited one of these websites in his/her web browser a page made by the hackers was displayed.

The message left by eboz on the defaced websites was titled “Pakistan Downed” and had two statements in Turkish. The second statement is cryptic and roughly translates to “Hello to friends that are alive and not dead!”

eboz is a relatively well known hacking group and since 2009 it claimed hundreds of defacements. Unlike other hacking groups eboz did not invoke a motive for their attacks.

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