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 4,000 websites from four servers deemed “unrecoverable” by previous DistributeIT management. However it is important to note that Netregistry are undergoing investigation into the potential recovery of data from these servers.
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 alleged recent hacking attack. However we call on “Evil” to apologise to all the businesses he ruined as a result of the targeted hacking attack.
It has been just over a month since Netregistry’s acquisition of DistributeIT (and it’s retail arm Click ‘n Go) customers. In this time we have successfully migrated all services into Netregistry Groups’ secure infrastructure (under the brand TPP Wholesale) and assisted in businesses returning to normal operations. Our customer service team have manually responded to over 17,000 separate support enquires in an attempt to resolve any outstanding issues for these distressed customers and assist in a smooth migration. We are actively working with resellers to improving functionality of the system to better meet the needs of their business as well as resolving any outstanding issues.