.Name registry website defaced

Monday, 1 December 2003, 11:27 AM EST

On Saturday, November 29, 2003 a post on the GNSO mailing list indicated that the .name registry website had been defaced.

As reported by George Kirikos, "The .name registry's main website www.nic.name has been hacked, as of Saturday evening in North America. According to Netcraft, they're running Linux. They must not have kept up to date with all security updates, or someone cracked a password. Hopefully offsite backups were made, to ensure data integrity."

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