Twitter Hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army, DNS Records Temporarily Compromised Led to a Briefly Block

December 18, 2009, By Alex Ion

twitter iranian attack

Today Twitter has been hacked by the “Iranian Cyber Army” who tried to protest against the US govt’s involvement in the country’s elections when Twitter was used as a speak up tool for anyone who wanted to have their voice heard.

The Iranian hackers have briefly blocked access to Twitter (twitter.com and status.twitter.com have been down for some tiem) by steering the DNS records to a website where they posted the following message:

Iranian Cyber Army

THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY

iRANiAN.CYBER.ARMY@GMAIL.COM

U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To….

NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST 😉
Take Care.

Things are back to normal now and the internet messaging website is now online. Same goes for their status blog where the company has announced that “Twitter’s DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed. We are looking into the underlying cause and will update with more information soon.”

Twitter has never been the safest place on the Internet, or the fastest. They had server issues for quite some time, their admin interface had password ‘password’ (really), and it looks like things haven’t been taken care of, the way we’d expect.

Funny thing is how a website that big, with so many people using it on a daily basis, can’t be better secured. Isn’t it?

Meanwhile we’re actually curious if the hackers CAN be linked with Iran

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