Facebook.com Domain in Jeopardy from SEA Hack
Hackers representing the SEA tried to take control of the Facebook.com domain by hacking into the social networking site's registrar, MarkMonitor, which has a number of high profile clients and "strong security practices" in place, according to a SecurityWeek report. The hackers were successful in changing registrant contact information. Following the hack, SEA took to Twitter to brag about its shenanigans.
"Happy Birthday Mark! Facebook.com owned by #SEA," the tweet said.
The hackers also attempted to change the nameservers and claimed in a followup tweet that they were successful in doing so, but were ultimately thwarted because it was taking too long to go into effect.
It's been a busy couple of months for the SEA. In January, SEA hackers made headlines for infiltrating Microsoft's Twitter and Skype accounts and posting anti-hotmail messages. They also defaced Skype's Facebook page. Not long after, the SEA broke into Microsoft's blog.