UFC claims internet works differently for them
January 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm #27871
UFC Official Statement Regarding Hackageddon from MMA Fighting
On Sunday, January 22nd, the UFC.com website was redirected by a criminal hacker to another website,” a statement provided to MMA Fighting read. “The UFC website was quickly restored to the control of the UFC, and there is no evidence suggesting that any confidential information belonging to the company or its customers was compromised by the re-direction of the website. UFC representatives are continuing to investigate the matter and are working with law enforcement agents to prosecute those involved.
Best scenario for PR: a DNS redirect/change of some sort.
Although it sounds unlikely given the situation. DNS redirects wouldn’t have compromised the Twitter account for TUF. Either they are suspiciously choosing to leave that out or they run on a different series of tubes than the rest of us. On our internet, DNS tell your browser what IP address RIPITINTOPIECES.org is at, and then your browser fetches that info. This would explain the Hitler page, but not the twitter account.
Perhaps their web developer was compromised? Will the UG be next?
If so it raises the issue of whether they can be sure the intruder left nothing behind, which is likely why the redirect story is what they’ve used. They almost certainly don’t store credit card data, but it passes through their servers and could be collected in the future if any of their hardware’s been rooted.
Hopefully someone who’s doing the cleanup and forensics check of their servers knows their shit better than Zuffa’s PR.January 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm #148002
interesting perspective.January 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm #148026January 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm #148033
Wouldn’t “criminal hacker” mean this individual was currently serving time in prison? I figured they’d at least monitor interweb usage in the clink.January 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm #148037
I didnt understand any of that
to be fair though, I didnt read any of it eitherJanuary 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm #148054
I can’t imagine why our library system is a failure.January 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm #148055
josh’s wallet is also a failure.January 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm #148057
They hacked a root DNS server, not UFC.com itself. UFC supports SOPA and any entity that supports that bill gets in trouble.January 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm #148059
Phoeniggz=HAHA!!January 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm #148064
They hacked a root DNS server, not UFC.com itself.
This is unlikely, but you’re on the right track, as they probably poisoned a few DNS caches. Which is probably why some people got other pages like the Fedor HL.
Still doesn’t explain how they got to the Twitter account at the same time. This is why I think it could be a web developer/presence manager who’s been violated. They did not address that aspect of it which is why I’m curious.January 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm #148068
yup.January 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm #148073
who said our library system is a failure? other than massive budget cuts that are outside of our control I’d say it’s doing fineJanuary 25, 2012 at 11:17 pm #148075
microfiche FTW!!January 26, 2012 at 12:48 am #148076
haha!! you’re oldJanuary 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm #148095
get off my lawn.
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