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Submission + - Datacenter robbed for the 4th time in 2 years ( 1

mariushm writes: "The CIHost datacenter was attacked by armed intruders for the fourth times in two years.

According to a letter C I Host officials sent customers, "at least two masked intruders entered the suite after cutting into the reinforced walls with a power saw, [...]

During the robbery, C I Host's night manager was repeatedly tazered and struck with a blunt instrument. After violently attacking the manager, the intruders stole equipment belonging to C I Host and its customers."

To aggravate the situation, C I Host representatives needed several days to admit the most recent breach, according to several customers who said they lost equipment, all the while reporting the problems as "router failures"."

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Datacenter robbed for the 4th time in 2 years

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    We did a physical security evaluation of a local data center and found a lot of talk but fairly soft security. Yes, there were cameras on the entrances. Yes, there were biometrics. No, there was not a guard on duty 24/7. No, there were no perimeter cameras. No, they did not check the identity of guests. Our evaluators were actually able to walk into the data center control room (not data floor) unchallenged.

    I agree with the author that the focus on cyber-hardening has distracted folks from the realitie

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