DNS attacks attempt to mislead consumers

Friday, 8 April 2005, 10:53 AM EST

Employees at more than 500 companies have fallen victim to domain attacks in the last month, underscoring the increasing popularity of the tactic among Internet fraudsters, security experts said this week.

The attacks aim to redirect consumers to potentially malicious Web servers by changing the records used to convert domain names to numerical addresses. Known as domain-name system (DNS) cache poisoning, the decade-old technique has been repurposed as another way for online fraudsters to install aggressive advertising software, or adware, on victims' computers and redirect people to pay-per-click Web sites.

By Robert Lemos at SecurityFocus.

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