Former Hostgator employee charged with rooting 2,700 servers

As my years of IT security experience taught me, the insider is the most dangerous threat.

I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend…making sure none of the Hostgator servers under my control were rooted. At least it sounds like the situation was mitigated.

You all might want to check your servers, if you have any with Hostgator.

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Security Assessment Engineer for Arbor Networks. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. He started as a web developer, moved into Linux system administration, and ultimately found his place as a security professional. Having most recently conquered the OSCP certification, Will continues to hack his way into various things in an effort to make them more secure.
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