Turkish hackers attack seven websites

Turkguvenligi group redirected traffic from Vodafone, the Daily Telegraph, UPS, four sites

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Turkish hackers attack seven websites Turkish hacker group Turkguvenligi, redirected traffic from seven different websites to a page they created.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 6, 2011

Turkish hackers attacked the Vodafone, the Daily Telegraph, UPS and four websites, and redirected users to a site set up by the hacker group on Sunday night, according to the BBC.

The group, called Turkguvenligi targeted the net's Domain Name System (DNS), which acts as an address book for the web and turns the website addresses that people use into IP address numbers that computers understand.

In its attack, the Turkguvenligi group changed the records relating to seven sites in DNS databases run by NetNames and Ascio - subsidiaries of domain name management firm Group NBT.

No data is said to have been stolen in the attack on the seven sites.

The group used SQL injection to gain access to the files and said it had targeted the sites and found that attacking their DNS records was the easiest way to achieve their ends.

Turkguvenligi has carried out 186 defacements since late 2008, according to the BBC.

In a DNS attack, the sites targeted are not affected, but visitors to the site will be re-directed to a site they were not expecting.

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