Monday, July 07, 2008

ICANN Blames June Site Hijack on Registrar

Gregg Keizer writes on ComputerWorld:

The international organization that oversees the Web's top-level domain naming system said that the hijacking last month of several of its domains was the result of a security breach at the registrar that manages those URLs.

Although it did not name the registrar explicitly, according to WHOIS searches, New York-based manages the domains that were redirected, as well as the primary and domains.

Two weeks ago, Turkish hackers rerouted traffic to some of the domains used by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and one of its subsidiary organizations, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

More here.


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