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Malaysian editions of corporate websites affected by 'DNS poisoning'

AvantiKumar | July 1, 2013
Dell, Google, Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab included in a number of corporate websites with the .my suffix that were compromised by DNS poisoning late Monday, 1st July 2013 in what appears to be a DNS poisoning attack, according to the national security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia.

CyberSecurity's Dr Amirudin said the agency advised IT managers and other users to:

- Always update and upgrade their computer/devices application and software to the latest patch.
- Avoid untrustworthy website and always check for security certification for e-commerce or online banking/financial site.
- Verify legitimate site by checking the site security certification.
- Install antivirus and make sure it signature updated to the latest version.

He added that MyCERT's website [www.mycert.org.my] would carry updates and further information.

The DNS settings were all reset by the early hours of Tuesday morning, 2 July 2013.

 

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