UK: NetNames confirms whacked by cyber crims

Paul Kunert reports:

The UK’s number two website hosting business,, has confirmed to customers it has fallen prey to cyber crims.

The NetNames-owned company, which hosts 100,000 sites including 65,000 in Britain, told punters yesterday IT systems were attacked by an “unknown third party”.

“A forensic investigation by independent experts has revealed that unauthorised access was gained to our internal systems. This included the placement of malware on those system,” NetNames’ COO Edwina McDowall stated.

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