In apparent observation of international trade sanctions against Syria, a U.S. firm that ranks as the world’s fourth-largest domain name registrar has seized hundreds of domains belonging to various Syrian entities, including a prominent hacker group and sites associated with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Hundreds of thousands of Web sites parked at NetworkSolutions.com have been serving up malicious software, thanks to a tainted widget embedded in the pages, a security company warned Saturday.
Web application security vendor Armorize said it found the mass infection while responding to a complaint by one of its largest customers. Armorize said it traced the problem back to the “Small Business Success Index” widget, an application that Network Solutions makes available to site owners through its GrowSmartBusiness.com blog.
Internet hosting provider Network Solutions is once again trying to limit the damage from a hacking incident that has left a large number of customer Web sites serving up malicious code.
Web site domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions acknowledged Tuesday that hackers had broken into its servers and defaced hundreds of customer Web sites. The hackers appear to have replaced each site’s home page with anti-Israeli sentiments and pictures… Read More »