A group of hackers said to be from Sri Lanka are claiming to have `DNS poisoned` a series of internet servers related to domestic and foreign entities, where viewers are misdirected, using a recently exposed flaw, reports said.
Sri Lanka members of `Anonymous`, a group of international `hactivists` promoting internet freedom issues are claiming to have hacked in to domain name servers (DNS) that resolve web addresses using a flaw that was exposed in early July.
The group has labeled themselves the `Hacktivists Group Who Loves Mother Land Sri Lanka`, in twitter posts.
Posts on cyberwarnews.com and pastebin.com have claimed DNS poisoning attacks by the groups on servers related to telecos, software firms, the military and the Business Software Alliance, a vendor alliance which promotes action against software piracy.
`Software should be free for everyone - this is against you,` a post on pastebin.com said.
The group has also claimed DNS attacks against software vendors like Microsoft and Apple, a blog author on cnet.com said.
The group has showed results of `DNS cache snooping` but some websites including Symantec, a security software firm has denied active `DNS poisoning`, reports said.
A patch for the flaw in DNS servers, discovered by Dan Kaminsky, a security issues researcher was released last month.
1.Anonymous Sri Lanka Goes Public - OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE (Both Audio and Text)
3.AUDIO LINK: [ http://snd.sc/puU3rU ]
5.Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters,
7.We are Anonymous Sri Lanka. And we are the patriotic force, and the patriotic movement, also the patriotic heartbeat, and the voice of the nation who severely suffering, because of numerous unpredictable, and dirtiest social, political, economic exploitations within the boundaries of the country. And this is the official voice press release, of our never ending death game to, emphasize you all, and every people on our mother planet. I am the president of the Anonymous Sri Lanka, who pioneered the first ever cyber battle against to the, corrupted establishments in the world, proudly from motherland Sri Lanka to aid the entire civilization truly from my deep heart. And now we empowered with large number of enthusiastic, highly skilled Sri Lankan hacktivists followers. Anonymous Sri Lanka is now an invincible compilation of best of all delightful workaholic hacktivists wizards. We killing day by day, night by night to fight for the freedom of the world of humanity.