Did you see it?
Around 12 p.m. Central Time, a group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army hijacked Twitter’s DNS records — basically the Web site’s domain name, Twitter.com — redirecting readers to a page that said: “This site has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army.”
It was followed by this message written in broken English: “USA think they controlling and managing internet by their access, but they don't, we control and manage internet by our power.” The BBC noted that the message then ends on a seemingly polite note, telling visitors to “take care,” accompanied by a winking icon.
The hackers, the BBC said, left an e-mail address, but could not be reached for comment.
Service to the site was restored after little more than one hour.
The Tech Herald encouraged everyone reading about this story to basically relax: “It is worth noting, there was no compromise to any server used by Twitter, despite what the headlines in today’s news say,” The Tech Herald’s Steve Ragan reported (no relation to my CEO Mark Ragan, as far as I know.)
Along with Twitter, 50 other Web sites fell victim to the attack.