Hackers Strike Web Hosting Company Staminus Communications

March 12, 2016
Hackers Strike Web Hosting Company Staminus Communications
Hackers have stuck at web hosting company Staminus Communications. The company, which has headquarters in Newport Beach, California, United States, specializes in DoS and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection solutions. The hackers exposed the company’s customer’s credit card details and other sensitive data.

The attack took place March 10, 2016 and as of yesterday the company’s website had not been fully restored despite previously issuing a Tweet that said it would be restored quickly. The data stolen from its website appeared online alongside data from another Staminus Communications’ initiative, also designed to protect customers from DDoS attacks. Staminus Communications also hosts the Ku Klux Klan’s website, another victim of the attack. The FBI and other law enforcement bodies were informed of the attack.

“To follow up on our communication from yesterday evening regarding the system outage, we can now confirm the issue was a result of an unauthorized intrusion into our network,” explained a statement on the Staminus Communications’ website from the company’s CEO Matt Mahvi. “As a result of this intrusion, our systems were temporarily taken offline and customer information was exposed. Upon discovering this attack, Staminus took immediate action including launching an investigation into the attack, notifying law enforcement and restoring our systems.”

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