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First DNS attacks reported

User reports Cache-poisoning attempt

Written by Shaun Nichols in San Francisco

vnunet.com, 26 Jul 2008

The first attacks to on the Kaminsky DNS vulnerability have been reported.

The attack was reported by a user named James Kosin to a Fedora Linux mailing list. Kosin posted a log which he said was gathered Thursday night. The attacker attempts to access the server's cache for entries to such sites as myspace, ebay and Wachovia.

The attack attempts to target a vulnerability in the Domain Name System in which an attacker could alter the cache on a DNS server to redirect site requests to malicious third-party sites.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2222592/first-dns-attacks-reported

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