The weak link in the New York Times hack

The Syrian Electronic Army's attack on The New York Times sheds light on a critical DNS security soft spot. Melbourne IT's reseller may have been broken into rather simply but the NYT's failure to use registry locks is a worry.

The "spear phishing" attack on one of Melbourne IT's resellers, which led to the assault on the New York Times and Twitter has highlighted the continuing deficiencies in securing the critical infrastructure of the internet. 


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