On the 26th of June 2006, the official domains of ICANN, and IANA were hijacked by the NetDevilz Turkish hacking group.
The hackers group redirected visitors to the ICANN and IANA sites to another server hosted Atspace.com, specifically to 18.104.22.168.
There, they had the following defacement message (click on image for larger version)
ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and IANA is the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority - the very organizations that assign Domain Names!
So far, there is no definitive answer on how the hijacking was performed.
This event is another proof that every organization, regardless of size or expertise is vulnerable to hacker attacks.
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