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ISP Set Alight After Crack Down

Hosting.ua, an ISP in the Ukraine, was the victim of a fire late last month after it cracked down on cyber crime. On March 27, the ISP was raked by fire which caused severe damage and forced it to go offline.

HostExploit.com, a website that tracks crimeware distribution, ranked Hosting.ua as fourth in the world for hosting malware and spam. However, in the past few months, the ISP has worked to improve its ranking, dropping to 381 on HostExploit’s list. The ISP has worked to cut down on the amount of crimeware present on the networks it administers.

There has not been an official explanation as to the cause of the fire.

Below is a statement put out by the ISP (translated via Google):

Full coverage of the incident will be given later, at a time when there will be a free human resources at the moment we can afford only short messages, to keep everyone informed.

In particular, we want to inform you that, at present, developments, we can conclude that the data remained in a virtual hosting is not corrupted backup servers.

Power lines, diesel generators, switchboards, optical backbone is not affected and have switched to the second premise datacenters, which was scheduled to launch in 3[rd] quarter of 2010.

At present, work is underway to restore the efficiency of virtual hosting and construction of racks to move the unaffected servers. It is primarily about servers with letter indices A, B, C, D, G. Information from the server, the indexes that begin with E and F is beyond repair, users of these servers will provide new dedicated server.

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