Turkish hackers Thursday defaced the official sites of the international organizations that oversee the Internet’s critical routing infrastructure and regulate domain names, researchers said Friday.
A group calling itself “NetDevilz” claimed responsibility for the hack, which Thursday morning temporarily redirected visitors to the sites for IANA ( Internet Assigned Numbers Authority ) and ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
Users who tried to reach iana.com, iana-servers.com, icann.com and icann.net were shunted to an illegitimate site… According to a screen capture of the defacement snapped by zone-h.org, the bogus site simply displayed a taunting 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?” …
The hackers redirected IANA and ICANN traffic to the same IP address that they used last week when they broke into Photobucket Inc.’s image-sharing site and pushed its users to a server operated by Atspace.com, a German hosting service, said Bulgarian security researcher Dancho Danchev in a blog post Friday.
A spokesman for ICANN contacted Friday morning wasn’t aware of the hack, and declined comment until he found find out more. – nytimes
I did notice that photobucket outage, but I didn’t think it was due to hacking. Interesting.