Yahoo, Microsoft traffic 'hijacked'

    Date22 Jan 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3330
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A computer glitch is being blamed for cutting off Web traffic headed for Yahoo.com and Microsoft.com on Saturday. For about 12 hours, thousands of Internet users trying to visit those two popular Web sites and dozens of others were instead sent . . . A computer glitch is being blamed for cutting off Web traffic headed for Yahoo.com and Microsoft.com on Saturday. For about 12 hours, thousands of Internet users trying to visit those two popular Web sites and dozens of others were instead sent to a Web page owned by MyDomains.com.

    The president of the Web hosting company, Richard Lau, said he was "a little bit in shock at the ease with which this has gotten out of control." He added that the episode proves a computer criminal could "easily" hijack all traffic on a part of the Internet.

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