"Rod has been bringing various issues to SSAC’s attention for several years in his role representing the Anti-Phishing Working Group, including but not limited to the evolving methods cybercriminals are using to disrupt the Internet’s security,” said Patrik Fältström, SSAC chairman. “It will be valuable to have Rod’s expertise on board the SSAC given changes in attacks affecting various elements of the Internet's Domain Name System.”
An area that Rasmussen’s work and recent SSAC reports have both covered in-depth is domain name hijacking. Recent hijackings against UFC.com and Coach.com, and similar past attacks against CheckFree, Comcast and Twitter have heightened awareness about the security dangers with the Internet’s infrastructure. By hijacking domain names, attackers can drive unsuspecting surfers and corporate users to malicious websites, making large parts of the Internet largely useless or insecure.
“Various elements of the DNS have been under attack or used for attacks for years now, with these incidents growing more sophisticated and impactful over time,” said Rod Rasmussen. “I am honored and excited to help contribute directly to the diverse SSAC team that is responsible for helping to ensure the security and stability of the DNS ecosystem.”
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