Hacker deletes all data from source-code hoster Spaces




The Code Spaces, a service that provides storage platform source code to developers, close its doors. This occurs when a hacker had gained access to the Amazon Web Service account and virtually all data, including backups, has been removed.

Code spaces Code Spaces was a web-based subversion and git-hoster, which in turn made ​​use of Amazon Web Services. The service makes on its website to have located a DDoS attack. known last Tuesday under fire This happened before, but this time found the service that an unauthorized person had gotten to his Amazon EC2 administrator access panel and it had left to contact us. Request It turned out to be an extortion attempt to go: Code Spaces should pay for the DDoS attack to finish.

The administrators of the hosting service then changed the password for the admin panel, but the hacker turned out be prepared for this. Through backup logins he again gained access, after which he began to remove. Amazon Elastic Block Store snapshots and instances, Simple Storage Service buckets and virtual machines “To summarize, the majority of our data, backups, machine configurations and offsite backups are partially or completely removed,” sums Code Spaces on.

The service has thrown in the towel because of the expected costs and because reliability for grabs is thrown. The platform advertised correctly to the claim that a ‘full recovery plan’ was present. Code Spaces said to support the export of data remaining customers.

More services in recent months are extorted by DDoS-ers. Feedly also and Evernote struggled recently with such attacks.


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