We apologize for the delay in the update and can assure you that our security team members have been working non-stop sleeplessly to get to the bottom of this issue. We have discovered the cause of a limited attack on websites hosted on Network Solutions Unix servers where a few hundred sites were affected. Hackers were able to add a file displaying illegitimate content on top of the customer website content. This was an issue on multiple servers and unknown intruders were able to get through by using a file inclusion technique. There was no danger to any personally identifiable or secure information.
Network Solutions has added monitoring of this threat to increase protection. On conclusion of the investigation we will be taking action which could include modifications to some server configurations. In addition, we’re actively working with law enforcement to monitor the threat landscape and take action against malicious elements that attempt to penetrate our systems. We understand from law enforcement that they have seen an increase of complaints of this nature over the last few days. These incidents are regrettable and we apologize for the inconvenience. Due to the nature of the web, the race between technology and the bad elements is a challenge that companies face continually.
We are currently in the process of removing the defacements from affected sites and expect this to be completed this morning. If your site has been defaced please try to republish or restore your backup. If you need help, please contact Network SolutionsReal Person ™ support or on Twitter @netsolcares
Please read our previous post on steps you should continually take to protect your sites. We thank all the customers who have helped us with examples and other helpful details on this issueGoogle+