Visitors to some high-profile websites, including Vodafone, the Daily Telegraph and UPS, were re-directed to a site set up by Turkish hackers on Sunday night (September 4th), it has been confirmed.
The diversion came as a result of the group's attack on computers that hold web address information, wireless communication device users may be interested to know.
According to a spokesperson for Group NBT, a leading provider of domain names and internet-related services, the hijack was carried out by the hackers managing to trick servers used to update its DNS database.
"The illegal changes were reversed quickly to bring service back to the customers impacted and the accounts concerned have been disabled to block any further access to the systems," NBT explained.
NBT added that while no-one can completely defend against such sustained and concentrated malicious attacks, it will "continue to review our systems to ensure that we provide our customers a solid, robust and above all secure service".
Posted by Andre Dixon