April 2, 2001
11:11 PM   Subscribe

If your web site is hosted by ADDR.com, you need to read this MSNBC report immediately. Passwords and credit card numbers appear to have been stolen.
posted by netbros (3 comments total)
like 123cheaphosting, ADDR would be a good deal if not for that minor ("computer criminal claims to have stolen personal information on 46,000 customers") flaw.
posted by register at 11:51 PM on April 2, 2001

That company is sooooo bad. I hosted a site there for a little while, but their uptime record was laughable. I started doing a little digging, and found many reports of people who just could not get addr.com to stop charging their credit cards, even after cancelling their hosting. Luckily, the credit card number that I used to purchase my year with addr.com was no longer valid when the year was up...

It doesn't surprise me that their security, like most everything else I experienced of their business, was insufficient.
posted by websavvy at 8:56 AM on April 3, 2001

Thanks for the heads up, netbros. I got my card cancelled without incurring any weird charges, luckily. What really hacks me off is that this has been public for over a day, and I haven't heard a word from them either by email or on their site. I guess they just don't care if they are responsible for their customers' credit cards getting maxed out with fraudulent charges. That's what I get for going with cheapo hosting. Dreamhost, here I come.
posted by jdunn_entropy at 9:00 AM on April 3, 2001

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