Global Internet Authority — ICANN Hacked Again!
Aug 06, 2015
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) – the organisation responsible for allocating domain names and IP addresses for the Internet – has been hacked , potentially compromising its customers' names, email addresses, hashed passwords, and more. The US-administered non-profit corporation admitted on Wednesday that its server security was breached within the past week and that… …an " unauthorised person " gained access to usernames , email addresses , and encrypted passwords for profile accounts on ICANN.org public website. The organisation believes that the leaked information includes harmless information such as user preferences, public biographies, interests, newsletters, and subscriptions. Less than ten months ago, ICANN was hacked by a hacker who gained access to its internal system following a spear phishing attack in November last year. Employees were tricked into handing over their credentials after receiving malicious emails