Doug Bedell — April 19, 2019, 9:14 am

Tensions Remain Constant Over Trust In the Internet


In Homeland Security provides a snapshot of how “a group of government-backed hackers have taken over chunks of the Domain Name System (DNS), a crucial part of the Web’s infrastructure that’s often been compared to the phone book of the internet…

“The researchers said it was one of the scarier attacks they’d seen, as it marked the moment when a government had dedicated significant resources to targeting a vital piece of the Web.

“Targets included national security organizations, ministries of foreign affairs and prominent energy organizations. Most were based in the Middle East and Northern Africa.”

The post illustrates the constant tension the internet and its Domain Name System are under from hackers seeking to attack web content. Computer users can be tricked into handing over login information for sites they visit.

“The Domain Name System (is) a crucial part of the Web’s infrastructure that’s often been compared to the phonebook of the internet.”

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