Melbourne IT says reseller credentials used in hacking of NYT, other media

The sun peaks over the New York Times Building in New YorkSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – MelbourneIT, an Australian Internet service provider that sells and manages domain names including Twitter.com and NYTimes, said on Tuesday the credentials of a reseller had been used improperly to change domain settings and hack into sites including the NYTimes.com. Officials at The New York Times identified MelbourneIT as its domain name registrar and the primary victim of hacking by supporters of the Syrian government and warned its employees to stop sending sensitive e-mails from their corporate accounts. …


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