Hackers Target Internet Address Bug to Disrupt Sites

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(BBC) – Hackers are exploiting a serious flaw in the internet’s architecture, according to a security firm.

The bug targets systems which convert URLs into IP addresses.

Exploiting it could threaten the smooth running of internet services as it allows hackers to launch denial-of-service attacks on websites, potentially forcing them offline.

Regular internet users are unlikely to be severely affected, however.

Bind is the name of a variety of Domain Name System (DNS) software used on the majority of internet servers.

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