We received quite a bit of reports of people saying that Secunias web site has been defaced. And indeed, when I visit Secunias web site from my machine (located in Europe), I see a defaced web site as below:
However, after double checking it appears that their DNS records have been modified. The defaced web site is located (for me) at the following IP address:
$ host www.secunia.com
www.secunia.com is an alias for secunia.com.
secunia.com has address 22.214.171.124
secunia.com mail is handled by 0 secunia.com.
Checking my passive DNS system, I can see that previously www.secunia.com was at 126.96.36.199.
And, as suspected, after checking manually we can see that the original Secunias web site is still there:
$ telnet 188.8.131.52 80
Connected to secunia.com (184.108.40.206).
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.0
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:46:29 GMT
meta name=Title content=Secunia.com
link rel=stylesheet type=text/css href=/css/secunia.css
Checking WHOISentries will show more, but this defacement again shows how DNS is a critical resource.
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