and were defaced, not hacked

As I mentioned in an update of my previous article, and were in fact defaced and not hacked. This means that DNS records for and were changed with a procedure called DNS poisoning, a technique of DNS Hijacking.

DNS hijacking or DNS redirection is the practice of subverting the resolution of Domain Name System (DNS) queries. This can be achieved by malware that overrides a computer’s TCP/IPconfiguration to point at a rogue DNS server under the control of an attacker, or through modifying the behaviour of a trusted DNS server so that it does not comply with internet standards. (

The hijack seems to be TLD related, as was down not only in Romania, but all over the world.

No official statements were made so far.

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