'Nic database hoseD?

Just tried to help someone track a spammer, and found out the 'nic
database has been in better shape:

whois sc386
Sorry, you shouldn't see this record.

whois ccnet.com
[No name] (ID?) NE14

Looks like this is fixed now. Did anyone get an official word on what
actually happened to corrupt the database and how it was fixed?