[funsec] NANOG: DNS Hijacking by Cox

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Sun Jul 22 17:07:02 CDT 2007


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Not sure what the reasoning is here, but perhaps geared towards
addressing botnet joins?

FYI.

- - ferg


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Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:56:13 -0700
From: "Andrew Matthews" <exstatica at gmail.com>
To: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: DNS Hijacking by Cox


It looks like cox is hijacking dns for irc servers.


bash2-2.05b$ nslookup
> server 68.6.16.30
Default server: 68.6.16.30
Address: 68.6.16.30#53
> irc.vel.net
Server:         68.6.16.30
Address:        68.6.16.30#53

Name:   irc.vel.net
Address: 70.168.71.144




> server ns1.vel.net
Default server: ns1.vel.net
Address: 207.182.224.10#53
> irc.vel.net
Server:         ns1.vel.net
Address:        207.182.224.10#53

Name:   irc.vel.net
Address: 64.161.255.2

it looks like they are using it to clean drones, when you connect to
their fake irc server you get forced joined into a channel.

#martian_
	[INFO]	Channel view for "#martian_" opened.
	-->|	YOU (andrew.m) have joined #martian_
	=-=	Mode #martian_ +nt by localhost.localdomain
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ is ".bot.remove"
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ was set by Marvin_ on Sunday, July 22, 2007
2:55:02 PM
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ is ".remove"
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ was set by Marvin_ on Sunday, July 22, 2007
2:55:02 PM
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ is ".uninstall"
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ was set by Marvin_ on Sunday, July 22, 2007
2:55:02 PM
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ is "!bot.remove"
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ was set by Marvin_ on Sunday, July 22, 2007
2:55:02 PM
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ is "!remove"
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ was set by Marvin_ on Sunday, July 22, 2007
2:55:02 PM
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ is "!uninstall"
	=-=	Topic for #martian_ was set by Marvin_ on Sunday, July 22, 2007
2:55:02 PM
	<Marvin_>	.bot.remove
	<Marvin_>	.remove
	<Marvin_>	.uninstall
	<Marvin_>	!bot.remove
	<Marvin_>	!remove


isn't there a law against hijacking dns? What can i do to persue this?


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