Friday, 17 June 2011

The DistributeIT Situation Thus Far...

As you would be aware, DistributeIT was the subject of a targeted, malicious, attack by hackers late on Saturday, June 11. The attack was a deliberate attempt to take down the DistributeIT business, and doesn't appear to be specifically aimed at stealing client data for gain. The attackers were coordinated in their approach and set out to do as much damage to our systems and software as possible, which they were largely successful at achieving. The attack was very swift, precise and lasted only a short duration and was targetted towards destroying drive header files therefore maximizing the impact in the short time they had before our engineers shut down the Network.

Following the attack, our staff have been working around the clock to recover all systems. Whilst many client services were restored on the Sunday/Monday, there are services still impacted by the incident which our staff are continuing to work through. The attackers clearly knew what they were looking for, and what damage they wanted to cause.

We are very upset and grieved over the loss of business to our valued clients, and the magnitude of this callous attack affects us all. We are still in the dark as to the true motives of the attackers, however at this time we cannot afford to dwell on these matters.

At this stage our priority is and always has been to help our clients get back online as quickly as possible, and we will be working for as long as it takes to achieve this outcome. Following that, we will be in a better position to make a more detailed press release regarding the nature of the incident, and our plans moving forward.