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Jan 25, 2019 11:47 AM 2+ mon ago

Batten down the DNS hatches as attackers strike Feds

DHS warns federal agencies of DNS attacks and offers best practices to help mitigate the situation.

If enterprise IT folks haven't taken a look at their DNS ecosystem recently now may be a good time.

This week the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) told all federal agencies to bolt down their Domain Name System in the face of a series of global hacking campaigns.

DNS, routinely known as the Internet's phonebook, is part of the global internet infrastructure that translates between familiar names and the numbers computers need to access a website or send an email.

CISA said in its Emergency Directive that it is tracking a series of incidents targeting Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure. CISA wrote that it "is aware of multiple executive branch agency domains that were impacted by the tampering campaign ...

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