ICANN – The heart of the Internet has been hacked

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in IT News

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced Tuesday that they have fallen victim to a phishing attack which resulted in the attackers gaining administrative access to some of ICANN’s systems, including its Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS). ICANN believes that the attack was committed in late November using emails sent to staff members that were designed to look like they came from within ICANN. As a result of the attack, the email credentials of several ICANN staff members were compromised. Those credentials were then used to compromise other ICANN systems, including the CZDS.

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