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06|27|2008 04:23 pm EDT

ICANN and IANA Domain Names Hijacked

by Adam Strong in Categories: ICANN / Policy, Miscellaneous

According to website Zone-H, a group of Turkish hackers hijacked ICANN and IANA domain names on Thursday morning. All of the domain names are registered at Register.com. The group took over control of the domain names, including icann.com, icann.net, iana.com and iana-servers.com. The DNS records were changed and redirected to the hackers site with the following message :

You think that you control the domains but you don’t! Everybody knows wrong. We control the domains including ICANN!

Don’t you believe us?

haha :)

(Lovable Turkish hackers group)

This is the second major group to have their domain names hijacked in the last 30 days.  Previously Comcast.net domain names were hijacked at Network Solutions. So much for “preserving and enhancing the operational stability, reliability, security, and global interoperability of the Internet” eh ?

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4 Comments

Steve M

June 27, 2008 @ 6:58 pm EDT

One can only imagine what having up to 100’s of new extensions would do to this and related problems.

.Help anyone?

mc

June 28, 2008 @ 7:40 am EDT

And so it begins! Another thought–just think of all of the new sites in which the terrorists can hide messages as the ‘come at us’ again. mc

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joejoe

June 28, 2008 @ 12:11 pm EDT

photobucket.com and then icann and iana? the registrar is register.com and these are all DNS related. Glad my names are not at that regitrar. Seems like security is an afterthought over there. Management should be held accountable.

zooma

June 29, 2008 @ 5:44 am EDT

F**k ICANN. Too bad the hackers did’nt expose the corruption endemic inside ICANN. These people let their buddies gobble up domains paying a penny while the rest of use have to pay through the ass in the scummy rigged auctions. I say F**K them all.

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