Turkish hacking group NetDevilz have successfully hacked the web sites for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
The two organisations are key to the running of the internet and the hacking attack is highly embarrassing to the site’s administrators. Visitors to the page were redirected to an atspace.com dotcom domain hosting a message from the hackers.
"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?"
It is signed off as by NetDevilz, who describe themselves as a ‘loveable Turkish hacker’s group’.
The attack is particularly embarrassing for the groups involved since this week has seen ICANN approve generic domain names in what it calls ‘a milestone’ in the development of the internet.
The NetDevilz are same group was behind a similar attack earlier this year against the pornography web site Redtube.
Turkish hackers crack ICANN
By Iain Thomson on Jun 28, 2008 11:51AM