OnePoint’s Server Security Squashes Large Hack Attempt


Yesterday, our server administrators were alerted to a large scale hack attempt on one of our customer’s servers. Basically, a hacker scans the internet looking for vulnerable servers and then takes control of them to launch a distributed and simultaneous hack against a single target. In this case, 39 servers attempted to hack into our server – and failed.

Senior Admin Michael said, “When the alert came in, we monitored the traffic and saw that the security protocols were shutting it down straight away. Our server was never at risk and our customer experienced no interruption at all. Nevertheless, it’s always an uneasy feeling to know that someone out there is targeting you. What’s more disturbing is the hacker gained access to 39 other servers (not hosted by OnePoint), which means there’s at least 39 companies who have no idea that their servers and business data has been compromised.”

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