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ICANN gets hacked, again

Kevin Murphy, August 5, 2015, 21:05:16 (UTC), Domain Policy

ICANN has been hacked again and your user names and passwords may have been compromised.

The organization said tonight that it thinks “usernames/email addresses and encrypted passwords for profile accounts created on the ICANN.org public website were obtained by an unauthorized person.”

The stolen information includes “user preferences for the website, public bios, interests, newsletter subscriptions, etc”, ICANN said.

No critical systems seem to have been affected, ICANN said.

ICANN said that an “external service provider” was responsible for the hashed passwords that were nabbed.

It recommends an abundance of caution: changing passwords, or simply (and unrealistically) not using the same password across multiple sites.

ICANN gets hacked constantly. It’s barely even news any more. Many of the stories can be found with this search.

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Comments (2)

  1. Richard Funden says:

    Are they even trying to keep secure these days?

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