Security vendor admits mistake in website take down

    Date16 Oct 2013
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3970
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Rapid7 has acknowledged that it waited too long to take the security actions needed to prevent a pro-Palestine hacking group from taking down two of its websites by sending a fax to the sites' registrar. The group, called KDMS, sent the phony fax Friday to Register.com, requesting a change to the IP addresses associated with the URLs of Rapid7 and Metasploit. As a result, visitors to the sites' homepages were redirected to a politically charged message.
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