Dangling DNS Takes Over Major Organisation Subdomains

Dangling DNS Takes Over Major Organisation Subdomains

Researchers have exploited dangling DNS records to hijack subdomains belonging to more than a dozen prominent organizations, and they warn that thousands of entities are vulnerable to such attacks.

Certitude Consulting, an IT security consulting company with offices in Vienna, carried out the study. To highlight the potential risk, some of the company’s staff members were able to seize control of subdomains belonging to governmental entities, political organizations, academic institutions, and media companies.

They targeted CNN, several significant US universities (UCLA, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania), a few financial institutions, the Austrian political party FP, cybersecurity company Netscout, US insurance giant Penn Mutual, and subdomains of government organizations in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

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