According to Sophos researchers, hackers recently hit Libya's domain name registry, nic.ly.

"The site's homepage now hosts an image of the rebel flag and the message 'bye bye Qaddafi,' as well as the date 17 February, the day Libyan protesters started demonstrations and were shot at by security forces, computer security firm Sophos reported," writes The Register's Brid-Aine Parnell.


"Hacking, social networks and the internet have become a growing social and political tool in the Arab world, galvanizing protests and helping protesters to make wide-reaching statements," Parnell writes.

Go to "Rebel hackers seize Libyan domain name registry" to read the details.

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