ICANN Has Been Hacked
The nonprofit group — called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — revealed the hack in a website post earlier this week, saying the intrusion began in November.
However, the damage in this case seems to be limited.
The organization confirmed that a key department, which is in charge of ensuring the global Internet network runs smoothly, was not affected.
According to ICANN, the hackers got into the system using “spear phishing,” which involved sending targeted emails to ICANN staff that appeared to be internal messages. This allowed the attackers to access the email system and other public and internal networks.