Verisign Clarifies Hacking Reports - DNS Not Compromised
Posted in: Domain Names at 04/02/2012 16:01
Verisign has sought to clarify recent reports that came to light following a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing that they were hacked back in 2010, saying that the Domain Name System was not compromised.
As disclosed in an SEC filing in October 2011, Verisign said that parts of their non-production corporate network were penetrated. After a thorough analysis of the attacks, Verisign stated in 2011, and reaffirms, that we do not believe that the operational integrity of the DNS was compromised.
Verisign note they have a number of security mechanisms deployed in their network to ensure the integrity of the zone files we publish. In 2005, Verisign engineered real-time validation systems that were designed to detect and mitigate both internal and external attacks that might attempt to compromise the integrity of the DNS.
All DNS zone files were and are protected by a series of integrity checks including real-time monitoring and validation. Verisign places the highest priority on security and the reliable operation of the DNS.