Effects of Domain Hijacking Can Linger

Malicious hackers who are able to hijack an organization's Web domain may be able to steal traffic from the legitimate Web site long after the domain has been restored to its owner, according to a recent report.

Design flaws in the way Web browsers and proxy servers store data about Web sites allow malicious hackers to continue directing Web surfers to malicious Web pages for days or even months after the initial domain hijacking.

The persistent attack could lead to information or identity theft, according to Amit Klein, a Web application security researcher with the Web Application Security Consortium. Effects of Domain Hijacking Can Linger

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