Hackers Mess With ICANN and IANA Websites

by admin June 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm

As ICANN presented a new plan to expand the Internet as never before, by opening new possibilities to choosing an Internet domain name, Turkish hackers decided it was time to send them a message. Four ICANN and IANA sites have been hijacked this week by an organization called “NetDevilz.”

The official sites of the two international organizations in charge of regulating and supervising the Internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), have been hijacked.

The prank was reportedly made by a Turkish group called “NetDevilz,” according to researchers from Zone-h, an organization that tracks hacking movements on the Internet. The hackers apparently also left a message at a hosting space called “atspace.com:”

“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?”

Full story: efluxmedia.com