Police arrest the DistributeIT hacker
Australian Federal Police have arrested a 25 year old man from regional NSW who operated under the name “Evil” and was allegedly responsible for the successful hack into DistributeIT’s systems, which not only disrupted the business operations of thousands of SMEs but resulted in the loss of 4,800 websites from four servers deemed “unrecoverable” by previous DistributeIT management.
The Netregistry Group assisted police in their investigation into the hackers operation in an attempt to bring justice to the thousands of small businesses who have been crippled by this recent hacking attack.
In just under a month, Netregistry announced the successful migration of all DistributeIT (and it’s retail arm Click ‘n Go) customers into Netregistry Groups’ secure infrastructure. During which time our customer service team have manually responded to over 17,000 separate support enquiries in an attempt to resolve any outstanding issues for these distressed customers. We are actively working with resellers to identify and resolve issues as well as improving functionality of the system to better meet the needs of their business.