Comcast Hacked to near deathMay 29th, 2008 - 11:31 pm ICT by David M N James
Online giant website Comcast has had one of its sites hacked
Comcast is a giant cable and internet provider and owns several sites. The sites visitors who tried to access Comcast.net found a dubious and uncanny message “KRYOGENIKS EBK and DEFIANT RoXed COMCAST, sHouTz To VIRUS Warlock elul21 coll1er seven”
This has caused great disappointment to users and calls for immediate actions have been echoing all over the online community. The website has been dead for hours now and customer cannot access nor send their emails. There has been no official notice about this problem and Comcast users are eagerly waiting for a press statement from Comcast management.
According to reliable sources, no one, even at Comcast is aware of the extent of the damage. The level of damage might be extensive and a lot of data and important information might have been exposed or even lost. Complains about Comcast’s network security have been rife and this is enough warning that they need to improve their network security urgently.
Customers using Comcast web mail are now in a fix, they cannot use the web mail service. News of the hacking has been greeted with anger and skepticism and blame is being laid on Comcast’s new ware which lacks enough security. The hacking is currently being downplayed with Comcast officials saying that only the DNS entry was redirected and the servers were not hacked as such confirming that the site was hacked and badly damaged. The Comcast.net is currently being reconstructed by the company programmers and sections of the web mail service are being accessible.
Emails have been trickling in all over the net about the hacking and a hacker and a hacking group being named kryogeniks is being blamed for the hacking. Comcast needs to do something quite fast to save face and to protect itself from such malpractices.