So I've been tracking a new iPod I ordered off eBay through UPS for a few days now. Today, I went online to check again and I couldn't get through to their site! I rechecked all my network settings, and every other site loaded fine. So I did a quick Google search, and sure enough, a hacker managed to get into the site that hosts UPS's domain! (as well as several other well-known companies, including National Geographic)
Apparently the hacker did some kind of DNS hack that redirects people to a different site, in this case one that just stated that it had been hacked. Let's see if this picture is clear enough to read...
(that comes from DNS hack hits popular websites: Daily Telegraph, The Register, UPS, etc | Naked Security
Fortunately, there doesn't seem to be any malware or phishing going on with it, just that annoying message. And that's only with some of the downed sites, the rest just won't connect (at least for me).
You can still access the main sites via there direct IP addresses, (Google it if you really want to check it out) but when you try to click on any of the links on their home page, it tries to redirect you to their domain name, thereby shutting you out again. So basically the IP addresses are only good for checking out their home pages.
Just figured I'd start a chat page about this, it's pretty interesting (and kind of scary) to me. Any thoughts?