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AVG, Avira and WhatsApp pwned by hacktivists' DNS hijack

The websites of freebie antivirus vendors AVG and Avira as well as mobile messaging service WhatsApp appear to have been hit by a DNS redirection attack today which sent users to pro-Palestinian websites.Visitors to avg.com were greeted by a rendition of the Palestinian national anthem (via an embedded YouTube video) and a message from a pro-Palestinian group calling itself the KDMS Team, instead of the usual security tips and links to anti-malware downloads."It’s clearly embarrassing for a security company to be hit in this fashion by hackers, but there is no indication that any customer information or sensitive data has been compromised," writes

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08 Oct
John Leyden @jleyden
By me @regvulture AVG, Avira and WhatsApp pwned by hacktivists' after DNS hijack http://t.co/lfkmk5xdCC
08 Oct
Cyber Informer @cybfor
AVG, Avira and WhatsApp pwned by hacktivists' DNS hijack: [http://t.co/ahUDFzYeK0] Chatty, security-conscious... http://t.co/JT9zgInffP
08 Oct
Sean Whetstone @ITDataSecurity
AVG, Avira and WhatsApp pwned by hacktivists' DNS hijack http://t.co/okjBLjuFup (Register)