Having a database is the first step to mitigate the ransomware attacks, this could be an example of it. The company continues to restore the servers and it is still in progress.
After 12 hours of downtime, several servers belong to the company came online again and the users able to reach the databases without any issues.
The company announced that “Your hosting account was under attack and hackers have encrypted all your data. We are now working with security experts to try to decrypt your data and also to make sure this would never happen again.”
It appears the infection started on November 9, 2019, and all the hosted websites including their website went down. Many users started complaining that they are unable to reach the websites are databases.
Largest ASP.NET hosting provider SmarterASP.NET hit by ransomware attack. The company hosts more than 440,000 customers, it was said that all the servers have been encrypted.[…]
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