Feeds

Banking data fears over Fasthosts intruder

Customers in the dark

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Investigators are racing to establish whether the intruder who hacked into a server at Gloucester-based web host Fasthosts stole banking information.

The breach was revealed yesterday. Fasthosts has told customers to change all their passwords, which were not encrypted.

Fasthosts has not revealed whether the attacker gained access to credit card and banking information, either belonging to its customers, or customers of the websites it hosts. It said it did not want to risk prejudicing the police inquiry.

Fasthosts added: "Since detecting the intrusion, Fasthosts has and continues to work with the credit card bodies to flag up that a network intrusion has occurred. If there is any risk to customers' payment details, customers will be contacted by their bank or credit card company directly."

Gloucestershire police said this morning that the hack is being investigated by the High Tech Crime Unit. More details are expected to be released as the investigation proceeds, it added.

Visa told The Reg it is aware of the breach and is working with card issuers to investigate whether their customers are affected. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome
64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report
Classified data on flight's disappearance pinched
NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess
Too many keys, too badly managed
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
Researchers camouflage haxxor traps with fake application traffic
Honeypots sweetened to resemble actual workloads, complete with 'secure' logins
Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons
66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
prev story

Whitepapers

Best practices for enterprise data
Discussing how technology providers have innovated in order to solve new challenges, creating a new framework for enterprise data.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?