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eNom discloses DNS attack to customers

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    On Thursday, Taryn Naidu, the CEO of domain registrar eNom, sent a letter to customers disclosing a "very sophisticated attack" that targeted the DNS settings on four domains.

    The email was sent in order to provide transparency, but eNom is the registrar of record for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which reported a DNS hijacking earlier this week. Are the two incidents linked?

    "Enom recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies. Within hours of this attack, we were in contact with federal law enforcement and the affected parties. This attack hijacked the DNS traffic of 4 domains for a very short period of time before we mitigated the situation," the letter starts.

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