DNS Inventor Warns of Next Big Threat

It’s just a matter of time before a big breach occurs from corrupted DNS resolution, says Paul MockapetrisThe industry is just one multi-million-dollar corporate data breach away from waking up to the serious and often-silent threat of corrupted DNS resolution servers, says DNS inventor Paul Mockapetris.Mockapetris — who is also chief scientist and chairman of the board for network naming and address vendor Nominum — says the recent research on corrupted DNS resolution servers by researchers at Georgia Tech and Google demonstrates yet another way the bad guys are attacking DNS to infect users.Researchers David Dagon, Chris Lee, and Wenke Lee of Georgia Tech, and Google’s Niels Provos, dubbed the new threat “DNS resolution path corruption,” where malicious DNS servers provide false information in order to send users to malicious sites. The researchers officially presented their findings today at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) in San Diego.