Network Solutions Hit by Limited Web Server Attack

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 21, 2010


When hackers want to spread a political statement, not even Network Solutions is secure. According to PC World, a remote file inclusion attack resulted in several hundred Web sites hosted by Network Solutions being defaced.


Internet service provider, Network Solutions, recently experienced a limited attack on Web sites hosted on their Unix servers.

"A Network Solutions representative could add little to the blog's description of the attack, but remote file inclusion attacks are a relatively common way of exploiting buggy Web server programming in order to run unauthorized content on the server. "Our preliminary investigation indicates that the source of entry was through a single site," said spokeswoman Susan Wade in an e-mail.

"Network Solutions customer Lucina Mastro learned Sunday that someone had crawled the folders on the Web site she maintains and replaced all of the index.html and main.html files with new files claiming that the defacement was 'For Palestine.'"

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