ICANN hacked with theft of personal information

ICANN hacked with theft of personal information

December 18, 2014

ICANN hacked with theft of personal information

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known by its acronym ICANN, has been hacked, making the attackers with a lot of private data, including internal emails, credentials and personal data of its employees and executives, in addition from access to the organization’s private Wiki, to the WHOIS portal (used to find out who has registered a particular domain), and to the organization’s centralized zone data system (CZDS), according to The Verge.

They have accessed the WHOIS record and user data and passwords It appears that this attack, which took place at the end of November, has endangered many of the organization’s private and internal data, prompting its employees to change their credentials access. Of course, the most worrying thing seems to be access to the organization’s WHOIS record, since the attackers had access to a large set of user information.

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