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One Fastly Customer Triggered Internet Outage

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A major outage has affected a number of high profile websites including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch. One customer changing their settings had set in motion a major internet blackout, Fastly said. The UK government website - gov.uk - was also down as...

Endurance International Group (EIG) Hosting

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For those who aren’t aware, Endurance International Group (EIG) is a Burlington, Massachusetts-based company known for its silent takeovers of some of the largest web hosting companies in the industry. To date, EIG has control of over 60 web...

Sextortion Botnet 30,000 Emails an Hour

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A large-scale “sextortion” campaign is making use of a network of more than 450,000 hijacked computers to send aggressive emails, researchers have warned. The emails threaten to release compromising photographs of the recipient unless...

Web Host 123-reg Deletes Sites in Clean-up Error

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Yes, this may be an old story from 2016 but it is still worth a read. It's also worth remembering to make your own regular backups at all times no matter who your web host may be. Web hosting firm 123-reg has accidentally deleted an...