Earthlink Servers Cracked

November 7th, 2006

Crackers broke into Earthlink Web servers this morning and replaced the front pages of many (all?) of their customers’ Web sites with this message:

EarthLink crack

One of my clients is hosted by Earthlink and was compromised. I’ve got everything back up and running, but the tech support folks at Earthlink seem completely confused and can’t tell me what’s happened, beyond the fact that many customers were affected, so I’m not confident the breach has been fixed.

If you know anyone hosted at Earthlink, tell them to check their Web site to be sure they’ve not been owned. And hails out to the W32-Gen crew for pointing out those security holes.

6 Responses to “Earthlink Servers Cracked”

  1. comment number 1 by: dedicated hosting

    Every hosting company should take all the necessary steps for the security of every customer.

    Now because this has happened,restoring backup is very important for covering loss of important information.

    This is not at all good for reputation and the security of their esteemed customers who believe and trust in them.

  2. comment number 2 by: Carl Gehaltskonto

    Crazy! Why do they not work with experts?

  3. comment number 3 by: vps hosting

    Well, in every industry you have the best and you have the worst. But certainly the choice is yours.

  4. comment number 4 by: Dariana

    I find that most tech support at Earthlink, SBC, Yahoo, AOL, Bellsouth, etc is confused. I am amazed that when I call in I usually end up teaching them something. How wierd is that? Do they just not train these people or what?

  5. comment number 5 by: lindem (w32 founder) fix ur server

  6. comment number 6 by: Hoax

    im w32-gen member
    the exploit are discovered by me 🙂
    and earthlink are compromised because low levels of security

    the exploit is reported but earthlink says
    “No is Possible”