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    Photobucket Website Temporarily Hijacked by Turkish Hackers

    Only significant because this could probably be done to financial and banking sites as well to steal usernames & passwords, disrupt commerce, etc...

    Photobucket DNS hack under investigation
    http://www.fiercecio.com/story/photo...com/2008-06-20

    June 20, 2008
    By Paul Mah

    Register.com has said in a statement that they are currently "investigating the source of the problem" in relation to the DNS hijacking of the photo hosting site Photobucket.

    Earlier this week, some visitors to the site apparently were redirected to a blank page that had the approximate words, albeit in Turkish, "Is there anyone who remembers us? We thought you forgot us and we decided to remind you again."

    The problem was identified and fixed within an hour, though the exact duration of the resulting outage depends on the timeout period of the various caches of one's ISP.

    This attack follows closely in the steps of the May hijack of Comcast's DNS records, and begets the question of just how such attacks could even succeed in the first place.

    Register.com investigating Photobucket DNS hijack
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    By Elinor Mills June 19, 2008 3:58 PM PDT

    Register.com is looking into the hijack of Photobucket's DNS records that redirected customers to an unrelated Web page this week.

    "The Photobucket site was down for a very short time and was restored immediately when we became aware of the issue." Roni Jacobson, general counsel of Register.com, said in a statement on Thursday. "We are currently investigating the source of the problem."

    On Tuesday afternoon, some Photobucket customers trying to access the site were temporarily redirected to a page that appeared to have been hacked by a Turkish group calling itself "NetDevilz."

    Photobucket discovered the problem within about an hour of when it started and soon thereafter began rolling out a fix. Some customers were able to access the site within a few hours, but for others it took as long as two days, according to the site.

    The company is urging customers to do a DNS Flush on their computer, as well as reboot the modem and/or the router if they are still having trouble reaching the site.

    "If this does not resolve the issue, please try again later, as the redirect may still be cached in your ISP's DNS files. Depending on the ISP, it may take up to 72 hours (or longer) for their DNS cache to be cleared (or for it to expire), so you should consider contacting them to see if anything can be expedited," the company said in a blog post.

    In May, Comcast's DNS records and site were hijacked


    Photobucket Confirms Hijack
    http://forums.photobucket.com/showpo...4&postcount=10

    06-17-2008, 07:01 PM
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    On Tuesday afternoon, some users that typed in the Photobucket.com URL were temporarily redirected to an incorrect page due to an error in our DNS hosting services. The error was fixed within an hour of its discovery, but due to the nature of the problem, some users will not have access to Photobucket for a few hours as the fix rolls out. It is important to note that only a portion of Photobucket users encountered the problem and that no Photobucket content, password information or other personal information was affected by the redirect.
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    so.... in english how does that affect me?
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    Can't wait to see the 2600 write up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernman View Post
    Can't wait to see the 2600 write up...
    Was thinking the same thing, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Was thinking the same thing, actually.
    High five for a fellow cop nerd!

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    I think it was this same group that got redtube a while back.
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    Chris Boyd at Facetime is saying the explanation given by photobucket isn't holding water.

    As of yet, photobucket has not released good information.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



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    Great. Now my nude photos are all over the net.
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    They were anyway. It looks like my report on them was right after all


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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Great. Now my nude photos are all over the net.
    And by the way, you need a tan!
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Great. Now my nude photos are all over the net.
    EWWWWWWWWWWWWW,I was sorta looking for D's

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Great. Now my nude photos are all over the net.
    Hopefully #NetDevilz# will stick to their nice text page, and not have your nudies popping up all over the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    EWWWWWWWWWWWWW,I was sorta looking for D's
    Sorry hon, Photobucket whined about mine a while back and deleted them.
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