The folks at Distribute.IT revealed today that several of their shared servers were hacked and the backup data could not be recovered.
From SC Magazine Australia:
Distribute.IT has revealed that production data and backups for four of its shared servers were erased in a debilitating hack on its systems over a week ago.
In the first major statement since the crisis began unfolding on Saturday 11 June, the company advised hosting customers that experts had deemed the servers “unrecoverable”.
The affected servers were named Drought, Hurricane, Blizzard and Cyclone. These servers hosted customer data, websites and email accounts, all of which appeared to have been lost.
Based on those server names one would wonder if it was a natural disaster. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
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