AVG, Avira and WhatsApp Websites DNS Jacked By Pro-Palestinian Hacktivists

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  1. lotuseclat79

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  2. Inside Out

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    Already discussed in the Avira thread.
     
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    Gotta love hackers somehow, it goes to show you how vulnerable is your stuff... link link2 link3
     
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    I was wondering where this thread ended up.
     
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  8. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    Saw some blogs claiming that now ESET and Bitdefender got hit too, but the DNS entries are still correct for me.

    Speculation is that the hacking was done via account login change request sent by fax. As someone twittered... Hacking like 1964... :rolleyes:
     
  9. zfactor

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    thats what ive been reading also i never saw it either. here is an article on it.

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    http://thehackernews.com/2013/10/antivirus-firm-eset-and-bitdefender.html
     
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    I see AVIRA AVG & ESET all support Israel by having business partnerships in Palestine. Hence the link.
     
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    I doubt Eset and Bitdefender really couldn't stay alert like Avast did.
     
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    I think AVAST! are liars. They are just trying to get a bit of mileage out of the others disaster. Google doesn't show Avast Software in bed with Israel. Whereas the others mentioned previously all are tied to Israel in some joint business venture or other.
     
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    Then why didn't they apparently even try to hack ZA?

    Don't think there's much of a pattern here.
     
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    They just hack what is feasible to hack without too much work with maximum exposure :D
     
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