Malicious Hackers attack DNS Servers

Malicious Hackers attack DNS Servers

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Duane Wessels, one of the authors of Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs, was quoted in a piece about the recent DNS server attacks:

The motive for the attacks was unclear, said Duane Wessels, a researcher at the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. “Maybe to show off or just be disruptive; it doesn’t seem to be extortion or anything like that,” Wessels said.

The goal of Hackszine is “to reclaim the term ‘hacking’ for the good guys–innovators who explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, create useful tools, and come up with fun things to try on their own”, and it confirms our faith in this when we see one of our hacker authors working on the side of the good guys.


  • RIPE NCC DNS Monitor (pictured) – Link
  • Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs PDF – Link
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