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Hackers Breach Greece's Top-Level Domain Registrar


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Researchers said Greece's top-level domain registrar, the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology, has suffered a hacker breach, and identified the state-sponsored "Sea Turtle" hacker group as the perpetrator.

Credit: ZDnet

Researchers at the Cisco Talos security intelligence research group said Greece's top-level domain registrar, the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology (ICS-Forth), has suffered a hacker breach, and identified the state-sponsored "Sea Turtle" hacker group as the perpetrator.

Sea Turtle penetrates or accesses breached accounts at domain registrars and managed Domain Name System (DNS) suppliers, then alters a target company's DNS settings for internal servers. This reroutes traffic intended for legitimate corporate apps or webmail services to clone servers, in order to launch man-in-the-middle attacks and harvest user login credentials.

The Talos researchers said Sea Turtle's strategy for the ICS-Forth breach is similar to past attacks, but the domain names for which the group modified DNS settings are not yet known.

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