AVG, Avira and WhatsApp Hacked By Palestinian Hackers

Hackers from a hacking group calling itself KDSM Team succeeded in defacing three high profile websites yesterday. Among these websites, two antivirus websites were defaced, AVG and Avira. WhatsApp mobile messaging service website as well was defaced.
Security expert discovered that all three use Network Solutions as DNS.
"It’s possible that the hackers managed to change the website’s DNS records, redirecting anyone who attempted to visit www.avg.com to a different IP address.” said a security expert,Graham Cluley.
By the time of publishing,all the websites were restored.

A spokeman from AVG said: "AVG can confirm today that it has had a select number of online properties defaced as a result of our DNS provider being compromised. A number of other companies appear to have been similarly targeted. The situation is being monitored and assessed. Customers are our priority and AVG is working hard to resume normal service levels to its customer base."
An Avira spokesperson said: "Today we have experienced a major disruption in our DNS service. It appears that several websites of Avira as well as other companies have been compromised by a group called KDMS. The websites of Avira have not been hacked, the attack happened at our internet service provider, Network Solutions."
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