A large scale phishing attack this week allowed hackers to access the DNS records of some of the world’s biggest websites.
Twitter, The New York Times and Huffington Post were just some of the domains that fell victim to the attack. The hackers managed to gain access to an Australian web hosting company’s network via a link on a phishing email. The hackers then managed to get their hands on the credentials of these internationally recognised sites in order to make DNS changes.
All sites have now confirmed that any effects of the hack have now been resolved and the changes will not have any long term effect on the sites or their users.
The compromised company are currently investigating to establish the identity of the hacker.