Hetzner Security Breach Exposes Customer Passwords, Payment Information

Nicole Henderson reports:

German web hosting provider Hetzner Online AG discovered a backdoor on on its Nagios monitoring servers last week, and emailed customers on Thursday to let them know that password hashes and payment information was compromised.

According to a report by H-Online, founder Martin Hetzner says it’s not clear at this time how many customers have been impacted by the breach, that also included the compromise of its Robot management interface for dedicated servers and the customer payment data stored there, including credit card numbers, the expiry date, card type and the last three digits of credit card numbers.

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