Monday, February 25, 2008

YouTube hacked?

I wanted to upload a video but damn, YouTube is down. Its DNS may have been hijacked. From yelvington:
YouTube has disappeared from the Internet, apparently the victim of hackers who managed to gain control of its root DNS record. My wife and I were just moments ago watching some videos and suddenly YouTube became unreachable...

... and all packets destined for YouTube are disappearing into the network of PCCW Telecom of Hong Kong.

Update: YouTube is back online after a 2 hour outage. Pakistan censors may be behind this.

1 comment:

Komputnik said...

Right. DNS was hijacked.
see:
Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

YOUTUBE.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
YOUTUBE.COM.NOT.RESPECTED.BY.CALITEC.NET
YOUTUBE.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
YOUTUBE.COM.IS.N0T.AS.1337.AS.WWW.GULLI.COM
YOUTUBE.COM

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