Bulletin board hoster loses postings in hacker attack

Thursday, 9 June 2005, 1:52 PM EST

Ezboard, a hosting service to hundreds of thousands of online bulletin boards, suffered a hacker attack on Memorial Day that permanently erased countless postings.

Unlike a typical attack that aims to bring down a service for boasting rights or steal sensitive information to be used in identity theft, the goal of the Ezboard breach appears to have solely been to erase historical postings stored on the company’s servers.

By Cara Garretson at Computerworld.

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