Monday, September 6, 2004


eBay domain hijacker arrested

`Police in Germany have arrested a 19 year-old from Helmstedt for hijacking the site of eBay Germany about a week ago. [..]

The boy admitted he requested a DNS (domain name server) transfer for several high-profile sites, including,, and eBay Germany. While most of these transfers were denied, somehow eBay slipped through. It remains unclear how the domain could have been transferred without the consent of the existing holder.’

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