Identity theft hits the root name servers

Monday, 19 May 2008, 3:42 PM EST

This posting is about an attack on a root name server. Actually, "attack" isn't really an appropriate term. It was not really an attack or a hijack or even identity theft. For one thing, these terms imply the existence of both a victim and a villain. In this story, the villains are not obvious and there might not have been any victims. And as we will see, you can't really steal something you own. All we can say for certain is that many of you, if not most, probably used an unauthorized root name server over the past few months and were blissfully unaware of it.

At the Renesys blog.

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