Drudge fooled by WHOIS prank
January 24, 2001 3:35 PM   Subscribe

Drudge fooled by WHOIS prank... reports that name servers such as MICROSOFT.COM.IS.NOTHING.BUT.A.MONSTER.ORG are a hacker's "warning for Microsoft."
posted by rcade (8 comments total)
sounds like some fuel for the retort fire? Are does the retort ever satirize Drudge directly anymore?
posted by cell divide at 3:42 PM on January 24, 2001

Yeah, Rogers...does it? ;)
posted by jkottke at 3:47 PM on January 24, 2001

I wrote a story about this a few years ago, but never found out how one goes about registering fake domains to companies.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 7:52 PM on January 24, 2001

Capt, there was a Slashdot mention about this about a month ago, there were a few explanations of it.
posted by pnevares at 8:35 PM on January 24, 2001

From NTBugtraq this morning: an explanation of how/why this happens.
posted by flimjam at 5:43 AM on January 25, 2001

If I recall correctly, you:

1. Give your name-server machine a new name that insults Microsoft and ends with your own real machine (i.e. MICROSOFT.COM.SERVES.SATAN.COM if you own SATAN.COM).

2. Register that nameserver to be your primary or secondary DNS on a domain you own.
posted by rcade at 6:56 AM on January 25, 2001

The Drudge Retort satirizes Drudge indirectly, but it was always more fun to satirize Clinton for being a horndog. We took the end of the impeachment saga harder than anyone, including Matt.
posted by rcade at 6:57 AM on January 25, 2001

That's nothing compared to what those hackers did to metafilter
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:43 PM on January 25, 2001

« Older Oh, hell. Now all of that tanker...   |   Unfortunately, he's too white to go to jail... Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments