Infrastructure computer association HCC is affected by extensive attack

Jul

3

2018

The computer association HCC was Tuesday victim of a serious attack on its ICT infrastructure. Because of the attack, the sites of the association are offline and, according to the organization, even hardware may need to be replaced.

According to the HCC , the attack caused a lot of damage, both hardware and software. The association declares that all software and firmware were up-to-date. Not only the main page of the association of computer users, but also that of the various groups, the FAQ, HCC forums and Kadernet are offline. In addition, the member administration can not use a number of systems.

The organization says it is working hard to repair the situation and replace hardware where necessary. The HCC does not want to give an explanation of the attack. “Everything we currently have to report is in the message on Facebook.” The organization emphasizes that webmail from HCC-net can still be accessed, because this e-mail service is not affected.

HCC stands for Hobby Computer Club. It was founded in 1977 and is one of the oldest computer associations in the world. The association was well-known for the HCC days, which attracted more than one hundred thousand visitors in the 2000s. In 2015, the ‘senior academy’ component was struck by the theft of members’ data.

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