NCSC Warns Over DNS Hijacking, As Frequency and Cost of Attacks Soar


The UK government’s cybersecurity centre, the NSCS, has come out with a stark warning to organisations that they need to put extra security in place or face the consequences, amid a rise in DNS hijacking attacks.

The NCSC warned this week that it has “observed various attacks which exploit the DNS system at different levels. Since the NCSC’s alert in January further activity has been observed, with victims of DNS hijacking identified across multiple regions and sectors.”

The NCSC’s warning follows attacks in May (described by Cisco’s Talos as “highly capable and brazen”) that compromised a wide

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