VeriSign's domain-name system processes as many as 50 billion queries daily. Pilfered information from it could let hackers direct people to faked sites and intercept email from federal employees or corporate executives, though classified government data moves through more secure channels.
Stop screwing with my internets.
EDIT: After re-reading the article, I'm far more concerned that this was not disclosed until now than I am that it happened in the first place.
Edited by Joephis19 - 2/2/12 at 12:43pm