Hackers get comcast.com and have fun with it

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Look out, it’s Comcast Hackers attacking! A group of ne’er-do-wells defaced Comcast’s portal last night, pwning the landing page for many of its Internet subscribers who are too dumb to figure out how to set their own home page.

The attack was more than cosmetic
, as it disrupted the @comcast.com email addresses of many users, as well as many hosted email accounts. It should be noted that the site itself wasn’t hacked, but rather the attackers hijacked the comcast.com domain name, quite a feat. No word on how it happened.

The good news for Comcast subscribers is that everything is back to normal for most users, though some may still have problems as DNS catches up.