I am not sure you would call this a hack or not. Here is what happened.
Yesterday morning while on the internet using Ubuntu, I clicked on the link for BC in my
bookmarks toolbar and I saw what you see in the link below. I did notice a severe slowing
of internet speed, too. I played around a bit more trying to reach BC thru Google and every
thing I clicked on took me to the same site.
I rebooted into Windows 7 to confirm my suspicion of BC being hacked. Sure enough, clicking
on my links for BC in both Firefox and IE took to the same site as the Ubuntu links did.
I also thought it possible that my ISP could be involved in the hack somehow due to the drop in
internet speed. But toss in the fact that only BC was being misdirected/ hacked I sort of dismissed
This morning I was able to look at some cached pages of BC in Google and saw that BC was not hacked.
DNS. Yep, I remembered from some article or forum that you could flush Firefox's DNS by just selecting to
work offline and then going back to working online. IT WORKED! In both Ubuntu and Win7.
One reason for posting this is I am curious as to why ONLY BC was affected.
I haven't spoken to my ISP. Might do that as they are only 3 miles up the road and I know the boss. Just to
find out if they were aware of this happening to others or not. Probably should mention I am on cable and
wire connected to only a modem. No router. No wireless.
Here is a link to a partial screen shot of my desktop on Ubuntu before flushing the DNS.
You can see where I was being misdirected to in the address bar....Searchportal.information.com