Oct 5 – 6, 2013
Wild Horse Pass Resort
America/Phoenix timezone

An Open Resolver view of the New York Times Very Bad Day

Oct 6, 2013, 10:45 AM
Komatke E/F (Wild Horse Pass Resort)

Komatke E/F

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Duane Wessels (Verisign)


The New York Times suffered a high-profile attack to its domain name via a compromised DNS registrar. Within 6 hours of the attack we initiated an "open resolver scan" of the IPv4 Internet, asking for the address nytimes.com. The results highlight the difficulties faced by organizations trying to purge incorrect data from DNS caches around the Internet.

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Duane Wessels (Verisign)

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