Website security breached – ICANN

Website security breached – ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has issued a warning to those who registered with its public website that their profile accounts were accessed by an “unauthorized person”.  ICANN states that the usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords to people’s profile accounts have been compromised in the last week. Profile accounts on the ICANN website can contain “user preferences for the website, public bios, interests, newsletter subscriptions, etc”

ICANN goes on to advice users “if you have used the same password on other websites or services, you should change it immediately on those other websites or services. As a general matter, you should avoid reusing passwords across multiple sites.”

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