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Researcher Hijacks a Microsoft Service Using Loophole in Azure Cloud Platform

Researcher Hijacks a Microsoft Service Using Loophole in Azure Cloud Platform

April 17, 2019Mohit Kumar
A cybersecurity professional today demonstrated a long-known unpatched weakness in Microsoft's Azure cloud service by exploiting it t...
DomainFactory Hacked—Hosting Provider Asks All Users to Change Passwords

DomainFactory Hacked—Hosting Provider Asks All Users to Change Passwords

July 09, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Besides Timehop , another data breach was discovered last week that affects users of one of the largest web hosting companies in Germany...
United States set to Hand Over Control of the Internet to ICANN Today

United States set to Hand Over Control of the Internet to ICANN Today

October 01, 2016Mohit Kumar
Since the foundation of the Internet, a contract has been handed over to the United States Commerce Department under which the departmen...
Seized Megaupload Domain Hijacked to Host Malicious Ads

Seized Megaupload Domain Hijacked to Host Malicious Ads

August 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Well, we all know that the FBI has previously hosting adult videos on the Internet. I still remember the case of PlayPen, the world's...
Oops! TP-Link forgets to Renew and Loses its Domains Used to Configure Router Settings

Oops! TP-Link forgets to Renew and Loses its Domains Used to Configure Router Settings

July 06, 2016Swati Khandelwal
To make the configuration of routers easier, hardware vendors instruct users to browse to a domain name rather than numeric IP addresses....
The Pirate Bay loses its Main Domain Name in Court Battle

The Pirate Bay loses its Main Domain Name in Court Battle

May 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The Pirate Bay has fought many legal battles since its launch in 2003 to keep the website operational for the last 13 years. However,...
Someone Just Tried to Take Down Internet's Backbone with 5 Million Queries/Sec

Someone Just Tried to Take Down Internet's Backbone with 5 Million Queries/Sec

December 10, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Someone just DDoSed one of the most critical organs of the Internet anatomy – The Internet's DNS Root Servers . Early last week,...
Google rewarded the Guy who Accidentally bought Google.com, But he Donated it to Charity

Google rewarded the Guy who Accidentally bought Google.com, But he Donated it to Charity

October 10, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Sanmay Ved – the man who actually managed to buy Google.com got a huge reward from Google, but he donated all money to charity. Las...
GoDaddy Vulnerability Allows Domain Hijacking

GoDaddy Vulnerability Allows Domain Hijacking

January 21, 2015Swati Khandelwal
An Internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has patched a Cross-Site Request Forgery ( CSRF or XSRF) vulnerability tha...
Global Internet Authority ICANN Has Been Hacked

Global Internet Authority ICANN Has Been Hacked

December 18, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been hacked by unknown attackers that allowed them to gain administ...
Namecheap Accounts Compromised in Data Breach

Namecheap Accounts Compromised in Data Breach

September 03, 2014Wang Wei
LA-based domain name registrar and hosting company Namecheap warned its customers on Monday that cybercriminals have begun accessing the...
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