Hackers Kill 4,800 Australian Sites Thanks to Brutal Attack on Web Host.Distribute. IT has admitted that its servers are “unrecoverable” after hackers attacked its systems a week ago. The production data and backups for four of its shared servers were erased and at least 4800 Australian sites are now lost with no chance of recovery.
Over 4,800 websites were reportedly lost when the hackers struck last Saturday, as four servers were reportedly left unrecoverable. The company comments:
“The overall magnitude of the tragedy and the loss of our information and yours is simply incalculable; and we are distressed by the actions of the parties responsible for this reprehensible act.
At this time, We regret to inform that the data, sites and emails that were hosted on Drought, Hurricane, Blizzard and Cyclone can be considered by all the experts to be unrecoverable,” it said.
While every effort will be made to continue to gain access to the lost information from those hosting servers, it seems unlikely that any usable data will can be salvaged from these platforms.
In assessing the situation, our greatest fears have been confirmed that not only was the production data erased during the attack, but also key backups, snapshots and other information that would allow us to reconstruct these servers from the remaining data.”
Writes one customer in a local forum, “[The hack] has probably killed my business.”
Web Host hacks are becoming more and more common these days.Is there any way to prevent this?