INTERNET DOMAIN NAME AUTHORITY Verisign has been hacked multiple times by outsiders who stole undisclosed information.
According to Reuters, the previously unreported breaches occurred in 2010 at the US based company. The attacks were revealed in a quarterly US Securities and Exchange Commission filing in October, which followed new guidelines on reporting security breaches to investors.
The firm said that its managers "do not believe these attacks breached the servers that support our Domain Name System network," which ensures people land at the right numeric IP address when they type in a web address. However, it did not rule anything out.
Verisign would have sensitive information on customers, and its registry services that dispense web site addresses would also be a natural target, Reuters said.
Verisign has ultimate responsibility for web addresses ending in .com, .net and .gov. µ
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