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One of the worst hacks ever seen. At least 4800 Australian websites have been lost with no chance of recovery following a break-in at Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT. The Attack was so bad that four of the company’s servers were deemed “unrecoverable.”
“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,” the company reported to the Herold.
Security experts asked why Distribute.IT. had no backup facilities in place.
Customers hit the Whirlpool forums to complain that Distribute.IT had not adequately responded with information about the break-in and that the hack “has probably killed my business”.