ICANN attacked, domain names briefly stolen

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has come under verbal attack before for how its affiliation with the U.S. government could affect worldwide management of Internet domains and addresses. Now, ICANN probably will face more knocks from detractors after the agency was hit by a security attack last week in which two of ICANN's own domain addresses--ICANN.com and IANA.com--were briefly stolen from its resources and transferred to another party. The breach was noticed after only about 20 minutes.

ICANN said after the security attack that it is reviewing security procedures and implementing some new security measures to keep this kind of attack from happening again.

For more:
- check out this Associated Press coverage at MSNBC.com