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

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Fri Aug 23 14:58:57 UTC 2019

With all the safeguards in use, that's really surprising.


On 23/08/2019 16:46, Dev Anand Teelucksingh wrote:
> https://www.sonomanews.com/home/a1/9924307-181/hospital-website-hijacked-by-pirates?sba=AAS
> Sonoma Valley Hospital’s website was hacked earlier this month,
> forcing the change of its URL and email addresses, hospital officials
> announced last week.
> On Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m., the hospital’s domain svh.com
> <http://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
> <http://sonomavalleyhospital.org> (web) and @sonomavalleyhospital.org
> <http://sonomavalleyhospital.org> (email),” de la Rosa said.
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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