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Comcast Hacked Tonight
they got hacked bad

 7:27 am on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Just thought I would throw this up, as Comcast is a big name in the ISP world...they got hacked bad tonight...

noticed my email not working, looked into it...many redirects off there server it looks like...

Should be some big news in the IT world I would guess...sure it will at least make the local news big time, as I am in the Philly area and we all use Comcast around here...

Biggest hack I have seen in awhile....poor CSR's....



 7:25 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hackers took over and defaced Comcast Corp.'s Web portal for several hours overnight, leaving a cryptic message on the site that the company's 14.1 million subscribers use to access e-mail, news and technical support.

The front page of Comcast.net went down shortly before 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday
The hackers appeared to have seized control of the Comcast.net domain name at registrar Network Solutions Inc. and redirected it to other servers,

Comcast Servers Hacked [ap.google.com]


 7:37 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Aha! I get a significant amount of visitors from Comcast Search (powered by Google). Explains a slight drop.

At this time, search.comcast.net shows a red disclaimer about experiencing technical problems.


 8:12 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hackers got into Network Solutions and changed DNS settings for comcast.net .



 8:21 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just can't believe they wrote "RoXed" on the main page. They're intelligent enough to hack a major site yet talk like little kids.


 8:26 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Isn't the actual news here NetSol's goof rather than the hacking of comcast.net? According to the report comcast.net was never hacked--Network Solutions was hacked.


 8:31 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

I hate Network Solutions by the way, years ago I had a site name I kind of liked and went there to test the availability of it. It was available. So about a couple hours later I got ready to buy it through another registrar when I learned it was taken. Yes, Network Solutions bought up all the names so I would have to host the site with them or else not get the name. That's low.


 8:47 pm on May 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

That happened to me too with few domains I was looking at but it's a like a temporary registration. The name will clear in a few days for other registrars. Not that its right... There was another thread around here discussing it. FYI you wouldn't have to host with them, just the registration if you wanted it immediately.


 2:07 am on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just can't believe they wrote "RoXed" on the main page. They're intelligent enough to hack a major site yet talk like little kids.

They're already doing interviews, and yes, they're a pair of 18 and 19 year old script kiddies. Threat Level [blog.wired.com] has an interview with them up already.

It looks like they used mostly social engineering to pull it off.


 4:15 pm on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

best tool is command line whois client to avoid domain name hijacking. Even godaddy does same thing. Also hackers == good, crackers == bad boys.


 5:12 pm on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Are you using the SourceForge command-line WHOIS client? Curious what may be the best tool out there these days.


 7:25 pm on May 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm using SF.net whois client as well as Ubuntu Linux client from my local linux home server. Usually, I grab only .com domains and I use internic.net whois server
whois -h internic.net search dot com


 7:03 am on May 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

Funny, I use Craigslist for marketing....CL will not accept comcast email addresses now for posting...

so although it looks fixed, clearly there is still problems....


 5:02 am on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I guess this would explain why Comcast has been on our most recent s**t list.

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