Two days after alerting customers in the wake of what some believed might have been a cyberattack, at least 20 web hosting providers have shut their doors and plan to wipe their servers.
The providers, which include ArkaHosting, Bigfoot Servers, DCNHost, n3Servers, StrongHosting and MegaZone Hosting, are all are low-end server operations that appear to be owned by the same multinational organization or affiliate network, according to a ZDNet report.
“Over the past few months we have been met with many challenges within the hosting business. Some that have not been overcome,” the notifications from the virtual private server (VSP) providers to their customers read. “We are taking this time to let our customers know [about the shutdown] so that they may back up and retrieve all of their data before then.” According to the report, many customers have expressed concern that they haven’t received any word on refunds.
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