[At-Large] Sonoma Valley Hospital loses 3-letter domain name to hijackers

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 14:46:52 UTC 2019


Sonoma Valley Hospital’s website was hacked earlier this month, forcing the
change of its URL and email addresses, hospital officials announced last

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m., the hospital’s domain svh.com was
“maliciously acquired,” said Celia Kruse de la Rosa, the hospital’s
communications director.

Hospital CEO Kelly Mather added: “The hijacking of our domain name was
surprising and we are finding out, not unusual for highly valuable three
letter domain names such as ‘svh.com.’”

When it became apparent that the hospital would not get the domain name
returned, they “began migrating all internet connectivity to the new and
current domain: sonomavalleyhospital.org (web) and @sonomavalleyhospital.org
(email),” de la Rosa said.
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