Attacker causes havoc for websites

Wednesday, 23 April 2003, 12:54 PM EST

The attacker broke into the server of web hosting firm bargainhost.co.uk, stealing passwords and defacing websites.

One of those affected, snowboarding site powderroom.net has lost 7 months of e-mails, contacts and forums since the site went down last week.

Bargainhost, which looks after around 5,000 websites and has 1,500 sitting on the affected server, is struggling to cope with the problem.

"Our only advice to customers at the moment is to change their passwords," said Technology Manager James Innes.

Backups of customers website have become heavily corrupted as well and the firm is currently manually recreating over 1,000 customer accounts.

Owner of powderroom.net Lucie McLean is unimpressed with the level of service received since the incident.

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