Hackers Hijack Critical Internet Organizations

By | June 27, 2008

Hackers Hijack Critical Internet Organizations

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.

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