[ISN] Update: No servers, no comment at Financial Times

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:35:39 -0500 (CDT)

By Mike Simons
Computerworld UK
July 10, 2008

The Financial Times web site, FT.com, was struggling to cope today after 
the theft of equipment at a hosting centre, which is believed to have 
been unmanned.

The online shopping site of Sainsbury's was also affected, by the theft. 
fibre optics, routers, servers and switches were removed from the site 
by thieves, who police believe were after scrap metal.

The publisher was left unable to publish new articles or update data on 
its site following the thefts which took place at a Cable & Wireless 
network site, near to one of its datacentres in Watford, north of 

Instead the FT.com site was earlier today (10 July) being run on backup 
facilities in the United States.

By mid afternoon the site was fully restored. A company representative 
said, "There was a reduced FT.com service on 10 July due to equipment 
being stolen over night from our third party hosted data centre site. 
Full functionality has now been restored and we would like to apologise 
for any inconvenience caused to our customers and readers.


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