Web Server Hacked
Posted on 2003-12-09
My company was recieving free hosting for a fairly large project we have been working on for the past 5 months. Several times we have had threats of people planning to hack into our server and delete everything.
Only 48 hours ago I sent an email to the hosting company about the threats of hacking. They told me that everything was secure, backed up and that I shouldn't worry about anything. If I still wanted peice of mind I had the option of applying for a username and password change, which I did.
About 12 hours ago, it came to my attention that our server had been hacked and everything had been deleted.
I spoke briefly to someone I knew from the hosting company and he said that the hackers had found our username and password then logged in normaly, so they cannot do anything about it.
Anything else he said after that sounded like bull**** because he was saying things like "It will cost us $7000 USD to have your data recovered" and "Theres a 1 in 39 chances of you getting any of you data back."
I really don't know what I should do or what I can do...this is very important.
Can someone make any suggestions as to what I should do?