The hackers here hacked the database for the DNS at the "domain name registrar" company to change the details recorded for the affected sites, following which the DNS servers around the world will start to copy and pass them on.
This means that users can be directed to any web page by the hackers.
The hacking group told the Guardian via Twitter that the purpose was: "Millions of dollars, large systems, small weaknesses and what I could do. Just for fun."
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