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Down Time – WHT Hacked and EveryDNS is Offline

Tags: , Date/Time: March 24, 2009 @ 12:55 am, by LowEndAdmin

Not a good start of the week.

First of all, WebHostingTalk was hacked with user data compromised. Moreover, the h4x0r has also destroyed the backup server, before wiping out the database tables on WHT. iNET ended up restoring an old backup from October last year, and WHT is pretty much broken as far as I can see.

That’s bad. Because most of the offers I have posted are sourced from WHT. So no WHT — no new offers here at LowEndBox (and I am too lazy to hunt them down myself). They’ll probably going to go offline for quite a while. So expect a quiet week this week :)

Then EveryDNS, the DNS provider for LowEndBox.com was offline from about an hour ago. That means no one can access this site unless you already know the IP address. D’oh. Update: It appears the EveryDNS problem is PEBKAC. Double D’oh.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

1 Comment

  1. WHT got hacked again. Lame…

    April 8, 2009 @ 1:14 am | Reply

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