MakeUseOf.com which is a very popular tech blog with over 20,000 RSS subscribers has become a victim of domain hi-jacking. The MakeUseOf domain is hosted through GoDaddy and somehow, the account was hacked where the perpetrator transfered the domain to a web hosting company in Dubai. Aibek who owns the domain recently stated:
We have absolutely no idea how this was achieved but we are currently in full contact with GoDaddy’s fraud department to get our legal property back. Obviously this is deeply embarrassing for us but we will not rest until the domain name is back in our possession. We have all worked too long and too hard to watch it all slip away like this.
MakeUseOf.com is an excellent resource that always makes the rounds of being read within my FeedReader. The speculation going around right now is that, a security hole was used inside of Gmail to retrieve the Gmail password which then gave the hijacker access to some other webmail. I hope Aibek is able to retrieve his domain and then on top of that, share the details on how this hijacking occurred.
What would you do if you were in Aibeks situation? Have you ever gone through a similar situation? Let me know in the comments.
Discovered via – Daily Blog Tips