Webhostingtalk attack

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rezag, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. rezag

    rezag New Member

    Just got the mass email from SoftWareRevue of WHT:

    I haven't been there in months and I got to say I am pretty shocked to see WHT successfully targeted and to this extent.

    Over the years I have sometimes, time allowing, followed the threads there including the ones about their own issues.
    I guess the lessons that will eventually be learnt from this are going to be sobering.
  2. bdmorrison

    bdmorrison New Member

    If they off-site tape, you can't delete those!
  3. rezag

    rezag New Member

    You are right, one of the primary lessons here is the need for a physical backup. For large enough sites and businesses that should be seriously considered.
  4. Jeren

    Jeren Time Lord

    It's a shame that some people will hack a site like WHT and then sell the usernames and email addresses online... It's all about greed. :(

    And yes, physical backups are important. I've learned that a few different types (both on- and off-line).

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