Ascio Registrar Compromised – Brings Down UPS.com, Theregister and Others

If you tried to visit today the sites for UPS.com, theregister.co.uk, Vodafone, The Daily Telegraph and some other high profile sites, you would have received a scary message saying that they’ve been hacked (by turkguvenligi):

And they were indeed hacked, but not in the way most people think. Their servers were not compromised, in fact it had nothing to do with their sites. Ascio.com, a domain registrar (used by all of them) was hacked, which lead to the DNS servers of those sites to be modified to:

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