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Has Craigslist been hacked? (craiglist.org)
14 points by mikecarroll on Nov 24, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 12 comments



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Yeah, fair point. It was a legitimate question when I posted this -- the page wasn't loading and some weird text was appearing at the bottom.

Not sure there's a way to remove the link on HN and just make this a discussion, otherwise I would do so.


I saw this, too. If you can get a little deeper into cl, ex. boston.cragislist.org/i/apartments or boston.craigslist.org/search/aap, you get a Microsoft Frontpage site with the title "digital gangster for life".


It's struggling to load though -- I don't think the hacker was anywhere near ready for Craigslist levels of traffic.


Repeat after me:

I won't link to sites i suspect being compromised. I won't link to sites i suspect being compromised. I won't link to sites i suspect being compromised. I won't link to sites i suspect being compromised. ...


Looks like it is redirecting to "digitalgangster(dot)com) -- Also, DNS shows registrant as "Registrant Name: Steven wynhoff @LulzClerk"


http://craigslist.com also doesn't work. Wow this is trouble for sure.


Please change the link to this discussion rather than linking directly to a server that seems to be compromised.


Maybe somebody hijacked their DNS?


I have a feeling the lesson at the end of this is going to involve setting longer TTLs.


That's a tough one, because in the event of a hijacked domain like this, a lower TTL would also force the "good" settings back faster.


A whois on craigslist.org shows that it was updated today.


Yup, hacked.




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