Tuesday, 22 May 2012
From reading the WMHCS blog yesterday you can see that something went seriously wrong after they posted about being unfortunate victims of a severe and malicious hack. They did a very good job of keeping users informed during what must have been a very challenging time for the company and it's users.


After hearing back from the hosting company they realized that there was in fact no hacking and the breach was the result of a social engineering attack.


The person responsible was able to impersonate the site owner with their web hosting company, and provide correct answers to their verification questions. And thereby gaining access to their client account with the root password, and ultimately changing the email and then requesting a mailing of the access details.


The services at Thexyz and that of our clients are not run through the WMHCS software so we were not affected by this attack, we do take note of such events as no company you should comprise when it comes to online security.


This matter is under investigation by FBI and more info will follow. If you concerned about being on the list, we do know someone that can check. Feel free to get in touch with us should you think you might be affected. You can also read more on this blog here: http://scripttechs.com/blog/49/whmcs-security-breach/




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