Attack destroys data of thousands of Web host Vaserv’s customers

From The Register (Dan Goodin)
A targeted attack against a U.K.-based Web hosting company has destroyed the data of an estimated 100,000 of the company’s customers’ sites. was hit by an attack this weekend that exploited a flaw in a virtualization application the company was running, leading to the erasure of mass amounts of customer data.

Virtualization security debate rages on

From (Robert Westervelt)

The debate around cloud security is quickly beginning to mirror the one that has followed virtualization security for the last few years. What begins as a philosophical discussion usually devolves into arguments about technology or vendor roles. In a panel at the RSA Conference, several experts waded back into the virtualzation security waters, with the expected fireworks.

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