Frank_Rizzo - 9:16 am on Sep 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
DNS hacked, not the sites themselves.
Serious issue for punters of betfair, or registered (cookie login details saved) users of sites such as dell, ups, telegraph.
Whilst there is no evidence yet that any of the sites were spoofed to garner login details the risk was there.
Note too that many hackers just do this for fun and bragging rights. What they are doing is, ironically, a good thing. They are exposing the weaknesses and flaws with major institutions who should know better.
In cases like this (if it was just a redirect to a defacement page) shows the worst case scenario of what can be done. This group just did the redirect to a defaced site and got their 15 minutes of fame.
Now what if, 2 weeks ago, a rogue group did exactly the same exploit but did not crow about it? What if they redirected users to spoof sites and gathered thousands of login details?