Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Metasploit Creator a Victim of His Own Creation - UPDATE

Robert McMillan writes on PC World:

HD Moore has been owned.

That's hacker talk, meaning that Moore, the creator of the popular Metasploit hacking toolkit has become the victim of a computer attack.

It happened on Tuesday morning, when Moore's company, BreakingPoint had some of its Internet traffic redirected to a fake Google page that was being run by a scammer. According to Moore, the hacker was able to do this by launching what's known as a cache poisoning attack on a DNS server on AT&T's network that was serving the Austin, Texas area. One of BreakingPoint's servers was forwarding DNS (Domain Name System) traffic to the AT&T server, so when it was compromised, so was HD Moore's company.

When Moore tried to visit Google.com, he was actually redirected to a fake page that served up a Google page in one HTML frame along with three other pages designed to automatically click on advertisements.

More here.

UPDATE: 10:49 PDT, 30 July 2008: HD Moore has written his account of this interview, and takes issue with several points. -ferg


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