Well it was only a matter of time. Didn’t take too long. Seems as if Tuesday, an AT&T DNS server was compromised and anyone using that DNS server and they typed google.com, they were directed to a fake Google search page and behind the scenes there was some click fraud going on. It’s all about the money with the bad guys. You can click here to read the Techworld.com story. It isn’t too long so take a look at it.
You don’t have to think that there are more of these coming for anyone who hasn’t patched for this problem. This time was semi-harmless but you can just imagine that banking sites will start being the bait and the bad guys will gain credentials of innocent folks and they will steal money from all who are using the next compromised DNS server.
Stay safe out there folks. More of this will be coming. If you have checked out your ISP’s DNS and it is found to be vulnerable, then switch to OpenDNS.com. I wrote about that this week so take a look at it. Happy Thursday everyone!