IT SEEMS THE the dodgy link that appeared on Kaspersky Lab’s web site did so under conditions that were beyond the firm’s control.
The site “was never hacked,” we were informed by the firm, rather was victim of a cock-up by its DNS provider.
Randy Drawas, Kasperskys’ marketing veep, dropped us a line to say the page, “was in fact a holding page supplied by our DNS Provider. This was not a scam page and our site was never hacked. It was done in error by this provider because they allowed our registered url to expire.”
“Thank you for pointing this issue out to us,” added Randy.
The DNS Provider Midphase Services, Inc. admitted the notice of renewal for the site was “misguided”.
When today the firm heard of the oversight – no doubt thanks to your community-minded INQ – the domain was renewed. It “should be ready to be worked upon or looked at shortly,” a spokesman wrote in an email.
“I apologize for any problems caused by this miscommunication from the technical support team. Once again thank you for choosing midphase and have a great day,” he added.
Unfortunately, Kaspersky’s day had already been ruined.
News source: THEINQUIRER