Sunday, September 4, 2011

This is why I get emergencye.com updates

Returned home to find this e-mail:


Major Websites Shutdown on Sept 4 
Worldwide Hacker Day Pronouncement 


Major Internet Web Sites shutdown with commercial impact...
United Parcel Service(UPS) 
www.UPS.com 16:00 EDT 9-4-2011

National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/  16:04 EDT 9-4-2011

UK Register 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/  15:58 EDT  9-4-2011


A hacker group calling itself TurkGuvenligi has declared September 4th, 2011 World Hacker Day.

The extent of the cyber attack has not been determined as reports of other downed sites continue.

Attacks appear to be DNS redirections.

 


I have not yet seen this on a news network. Check out the details here.

4 comments:

Jerry said...

At least it hasn't impacted me. Yet.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Wow, they really showed National Geographic didn't they.

hope said...

Jerry: some people have too much time on their hands!

ElliottMM: first, welcome! Secondly, I can "understand" the UPS stuff but not National Geo...what does that accomplish?

Titus said...

I'm still laughing at Elliot's...