Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday December 17, 2014

ICANN Falls For Spear Phishing Attack

You'd think that the people at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers would be smart enough to avoid spear phishing attacks. frown

ICANN believes that the attack was committed in late November using emails sent to staff members that were designed to look like they came from within ICANN. As a result of the attack, the email credentials of several ICANN staff members were compromised. Those credentials were then used to compromise other ICANN systems, including the CZDS.