WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

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WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby meep » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:08 pm

Very busy Webhosting forum attacked! - I just got word of this. I was a very irregular contributor to WHT (WebhostingTalk) - their backups were destroyed as well, talk about viciousness.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=729727
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Re: WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby spamislame » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:26 pm

Wow!

I had never really followed that forum but that thread made me a member. :)

I wonder what pissed their attacker off so much.

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Re: WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby brewt » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:56 am

Incredible!

That's one of the most reputable and popular forums I know of.
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Re: WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby spamislame » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:38 am

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Re: WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby AlphaCentauri » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:24 pm

spamislame wrote:Slashdotted!


Very interesting discussion in the comments, too.
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Re: WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby meep » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:26 pm

Yea, the backup suggestions are very interesting. I try to read a few Slashdot headlines each day, but you all find the ones I overlook :oops: so thanks for posting them anyway.

It looks like WHT got their backups through October 2008, but they are still struggling to get anything more recent than that, so at least they did have a lot of their data backed up. I googled attack and WHT and apparently they had a nasty attack back in 2005, one might think that they would have had stronger backup precautions in place.

The only motivation I can think of is that some running a wehbosting company got slammed with bad reviews on WHT, hence the attack. I cannot think of any other clear motivation.

Sometimes in my research of webhosting companies leads me to WHT, so I am glad they recovered from this.
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Re: WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby HansTheBlueFrog » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:13 pm

WHT tends to become the target for disgruntled individuals and businesses.


Revenge is a powerful motivator.

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Re: WebHostingTalk forum attacked!

Postby meep » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:54 am

More bad news, some credit card info stolen by the attackers on WHT:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=852943
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