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Always remember to take Backups
Cyanweb Hosting in Perth lost all customers websites/data and had all of their backups destroyed:
Yet another example why all clients & hosts should be advised to have offsite backups.
Otherwhise you may read something like this on your hosts website:
We may also be able to recover most of your web site pages, images and data from the Wayback Machine which may have a copy of your web site we can download – though this is also assessed on a per account basis. We will update you ASAP.
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corruption of OS and hdd failure is happens, unless provider offer multiple backup options.
Of course it wasn't that 13 year old fat kid. That'd be shameful.
It'd be tedious job but even if they pull it off, it'll only be frontend. Customers still wouldn't get their applications/backend and so much of other data types.
Quick, to the Wayback machine
a kid got a "stress tester" on HF and targeted you.
It's not gonna happen to me. Backup is for nerds.
I ordered some floppy disks + floppy drive just in case.
Well in a way it is nice to see they are struggling to get their customers data back. Referring to The Waybackmachine is however not looking too good for the clients there.
Yup, without backups, that's all (max) they can do.
Well most webhosting services do not advertise any backups and point out in their ToS that it is the customers responsibility to make their own backups. Still, being able to help out your customers with some occasionally taken backups (for disaster recovery) would be the better way to go.
So, the attackers dd'd the server and that somehow deleted backups. Three scenarios:
The third is likely the choice.
I can bet -0.1 cent on it.
Switzerland should sue those guys for slander.
Emmm, a painful lesson. However, I'm always wanting to backup all my websites data but didn't find a good way...Does anyone have convenient ways?
Depending on your setup SFTP/RSYNC, local and offline backups come to mind.
I sincerely hope all of their customers are migrating to a new provider that actually keeps backups.
"While our server admin was distracted by the DDoS attack, the hackers simultaneously infiltrated the server, escalated their privileges and delivered a seek and destroy payload.
Did they get attacked by missiles?
I see we have another member for the club of "companies that grossly overstate the sophistication of the attacker so that they can play innocent victim even though they probably fucked up in some really stupid way".
Backing up to local drives or permanently mounted storage is essentially the same thing as not having any back ups... the result is going to be the same if anything goes wrong.
OF COURSE NOT! How can you even think something like that you evil man.
It was the script that the 13 year old fat kid used. You know, the "use a series of evil swiss IPs to DDOS a server and then delete everything except the logs showing your evil swiss IP series" script.
Provide is used hard drive RAID as backup.
The RAID and other mentioned option are not backup options as anything happens to hardware all data will be lost as result.