(The Hosting News) – A recent hacking breach has left 4,800 sites hosted by Australian company Distribute.IT likely unrecoverable, the company admitted on Tuesday.
During the breach, hackers were able to access four of the hosting company’s servers.
In a statement on the company’s front page, Distribute.IT stated, “While every effort will be made to continue to gain access to the lost information from those hosting servers, it seems unlikely that any usable data will can be salvaged from these platforms.”
The hosting company says the hackers were able to erase vital information such as backups and snapshots during the attack.
While admitting the data is likely unrecoverable, Distribute.IT says it will continue to attempt to salvage further information.
Meanwhile, the hosting company is assisting its customers with transferring to other hosting providers.
Distribute IT concluded by stating, “The overall magnitude of the tragedy and the loss of our information and yours is simply incalculable; and we are distressed by the actions of the parties responsible for this reprehensible act.”