Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Site Hacked?

By Posted 2010 Updated   IndiaSecurity

TCS Hacked! If you visit the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) website tcs.com right now, the top Indian tech company’s site has been hacked and a “For Sale” sign is displayed on the site with a notice that the tcs.com domain name is for sale. It points out prospective domain name buyers to a contact email address.

TCS hacked

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the top software services and consulting company in India and is the largest provider of information technology and business process outsourcing services in India. TCS is a subsidiary of one of India’s largest and oldest conglomerates, the Tata Group.

It is unbelievable that some hacker could easily hack into one of the most secure websites of the top technology company in India. Its a Sunday evening here in India and I wonder if someone at TCS is looking into it…

Update: Aditya says this is a DNS hack because the page opens well with anonymous proxy surfing tools.

and then an TCS employee commented on his blog that tcs.com was not hacked and it seems that the DNS records that supply the IP were reset to some other IP. Whether that was done by actually hacking or by social engineering a valid change request is not known, but going through the internal DNS got him the correct IP address and the correct content.

MoneyLife adds that  hackers changed IP address of TCS, re-pointing the name server records of the company’s website which may have been done by breaking into TCS’s registrar account; possible using a compromised password.


8 comments on “Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Site Hacked?

  1. Alok says:

    Its not the tcs.com that is being hacked rather DNS server that you are using,like google dns ..change the dns server to
    that of opendns .
    208.67.222.222 or 208.67.222.220
    and it will open fine

  2. sai says:

    i am able to view the TCS website content.

  3. sudharsan @ technoskillonline says:

    Recently Cyber attack is very much increased..
    Google was attacked in china..
    Now TCS also attacked….

  4. Saswat says:

    looks like a DNS attack , TCS Information Security Team should perform a penetration testing asap .

  5. Anamica says:

    Funny really funny.

    Google the word DNS and check. The useless DNS what you are using might even redirect google.com to some other explicit sites. Lolz.

    Be sure to check twice before publishing any false news.

    • QuickOnlineTips says:

      Well this is not false news as hundreds of blogs and media are reporting the same. Anyway the updates confirm it was a DNS hack.

      I am using Google Public DNS and I am sure it is very reliable. But OpenDNS users have not seen this errors, so thats a feather in their cap over Google.

  6. Siddanth says:

    Works fine for me with Open dns

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