Melbourne IT accepts blame for domain hijack

Wednesday, 19 January 2005, 8:56 AM EST

Melbourne IT has acknowledged that it was partially responsible for a Web domain hijacking that left a New York Internet hosting company without an Internet address over the weekend.

The company, which manages Internet domain name registrations, allowed fraudsters using stolen credit cards to take control of Panix.com, Public Access Networks' Internet domain, early Saturday, according to Ed Ravin, a Panix system administrator. The hijacking deprived some Panix customers of e-mail access for two days, and shone a light on what some contend are holes in the system for managing Internet domain transfers, according to Ravin and others.

By Paul Roberts at PC World.

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