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WannaCry Fallout, Hosting companies going offline.

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by Christopher, May 19, 2017.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Membership: Community

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    In the fallout from WannaCry Ransomware virus, some hosting companies, decided to pull their hardware offline, in order to prevent catestrophic failure of their systems, highlighting archaic hardware and software still being sold as new and perfromance systems.

    One host in the UK, Fasthost, has copped a lot of flack, making the decision to pull their 2003 machines offline, which were backing up customers data. Naturally they now have a lot of angry customers, who weren't warned of the down time, going for up to 6 days without access.
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/17/fasthosts_wannacrypt_backups/
     
  2. findtim

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    most hosts promote 99.9% uptime guarantees so i can see so expensive outcomes.
    i never state a guarantee, i tell them all about "zero day vulnerability" and 100% of them go SH*T.
    i find best to promise less at the start and i back it up with "we are all in the same boat"

    in the end someones making money out of it and already thinking of the next one !

    tim
     
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  3. Christopher

    Christopher Membership: Community

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    Yep the thing about this company @findtim was they offered windows backup solutions, and were them selves using old vulnerable windows servers.