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Libyan registry hacked by anti-Gaddafi crackers

Kevin Murphy, August 22, 2011, Domain Registries

The official registry web site for the Libyan top-level domain has been defaced by anti-Gadaffi crackers. currently looks like this (click to enlarge): hacked
The attack appears to be limited to the web server – as domains are still resolving I assume the culprits have not managed to take control of the registry’s more important systems.
Libya famously cut itself off from the internet in March, shortly after the ongoing rebel uprising – which today arrived on the streets of Tripoli – kicked off.
The .ly domain also went completely dark in 2004 after a communication breakdown between the registry manager and IANA.
(via Sophos)