Hackers up the ante on South African companies

SA second most targeted in the world – report.

While financial services company Liberty may have suffered the biggest data breach ever in South Africa, losing between 20 and 40 terabytes of data contained in e-mails and attachments, it is not the only listed company to have been targeted by hackers.

Hackers, alerts

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Website cleaning services

There are times when specialist website cleaning services are needed – and usually these are unplanned, such as

  • Cleaning of hacked websites (often used to send spam)
  • Assistance in reducing disk over usage (often related to unused mailboxes)
  • Troubleshooting unexpectedly high server/website load (often related to bot indexing or unexpected processes abusing server resources)

If you are notified by us about one of these problems on your website or server, you may need emergency help from a specialist.

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konsoleH Database Compromise

On 1 Nov 2017 we became aware of unauthorized access to our konsoleH Control Panel database. We can confirm that a SQL injection vulnerability was identified within konsoleH, which has been corrected.

We shut down access to konsoleH during the course of the day while investigations proceeded .

While konsoleH Admin passwords have not been compromised, we have proactively updated all FTP passwords, which were exposed.

It is imperative that customers update all passwords associated with your Hetzner account immediately, including konsoleH admin passwords.

What information was exposed?

The following details have been exposed:

  • Customer details (name, address, ID number (where applicable), telephone numbers and email addresses)
  • Domain names
  • FTP passwords
  • Bank account details (cheque/savings). No credit card details are stored.

What do you need to do?

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