The programming website perl.com IP address was robbed, and the domain name sold for $190000. Users should not log in temporarily

Time:2021-9-14

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Perl, born in 1987, although not as active as young programming languages such as Python and rust in recent years, is still in the top 20 of the tiobe list 33 years later. Perl must have its irreplaceable advantages: it is widely used, especially in system management and web programming.

But just a few days ago, Perl was in trouble: its perl.com domain was robbed, pointed to a malicious IP address, and sold online for $190000.

There are hidden dangers in malicious IP addresses

 

It is reported that the perl.com domain was founded in 1994 and registered in the Registrar key-systems.net. It is the official website of Perl programming language. It is managed by the Perl foundation. It has been providing articles on Perl programming and has been supported by many Perl programming language lovers.

On January 27, Perl NOC, the Perl infrastructure blog, reported that the perl.com domain had been robbed. Users are advised not to visit this domain because they may connect to sites related to malware distribution.

 

The hacker changed the IP address from 151.101.2.132 to 35.186.238.101, and 35.186.238.101 is related to the domain used for malware distribution, including the distribution of locky ransomware (locky is a kind of ransomware spread through spam activities, which has characteristics similar to drivex Muma and has infected hospitals in many regions of the United States), However, it can also be used as a command and control (C & C) server and bleeping computer annotation.

Considering that perl.com will be used as the image or backup of the distribution module through cpan, that is, the hijacker may use this connection to endanger the systems using Perl and cpan, Perl NOC strongly recommends that users who use perl.com as the cpan image update the image at cpan.pm to avoid hidden dangers. For details, you can use conf urlist http://www.cpan.org/ Replace.

In addition, on January 28, Perl NOC also offered an alternative: if users are looking for articles about Perl programming language, they can go to perldotcom.perl.org, which is hosted   Content that existed before perl.com was robbed.

 

Priced at 190000, it is now off the shelf

 

Shortly after the perl.com domain was hijacked, foreign media found that the domain name was sold at $190000 on afternic.com (belonging to GoDaddy, which mainly provides domain name registration and Internet hosting services). In addition, the list also includes other expensive domain names, such as piracy.com provided by the user drawmaster, which costs $125000. But soon after, Perl. Com’s sales information was off the shelves.

At present, the robbed perl.com does not seem to be malicious, but users try not to visit the website until Perl is officially re controlled.

In order to avoid confusion, it is hereby declared that perl.org, the official website of Perl programming language, is safe. Perl officials are actively working to recover the domain name. On February 1, Perl officials responded that cpan.org is also safe and reliable after verification.

 

Reference link:

https://log.perl.org/2021/

Domain for programming website Perl.com hijacked

https://www.securityweek.com/hijacked-perlcom-domain-hosted-ip-address-linked-malicious-activity

 

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