The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency directive over concerns federal agencies could be exploited to gain access to platforms used to manage domain name system records, CyberScoop reports. The agency has ordered federal civilian agencies to secure login credentials for all internet domain records. A compromised DNS server could be used to send users to websites infected by malware. Sources close to the situation state six civilian agency domains have recently been compromised by malicious actors. Meanwhile, KrebsOnSecurity reports on hackers who used authentication vulnerabilities at GoDaddy.com to start two massive spam email campaigns.
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