Updated February 19, 2020 11:10:52AUSTIN, Texas — Web hosting service BlueHost, the parent company of Redhost, has shut down its web hosting operations after a series of attacks on the company’s servers, according to the company.
The cyber attack, first reported by the Dallas Morning News, was carried out on February 6, and lasted for six days.
It was the first time in more than two years that BlueHost’s web hosting servers had been breached.
The attack was traced to a company called Netlab, which was located in the Philippines.
The company allegedly stole customer data and personal information, including personal names, phone numbers and email addresses, according the report.
BlueHost also said in a statement that it had suspended the services of “several dozen of its staff.”
It did not elaborate.
BlueHost also did not provide further details about the security breach.
Redhost has been operating for more than a decade in Texas, serving as the official online home of the Red Sox, the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros.
The Red Sox also have an affiliate, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, that uses the site for social media and other media.
The site was not immediately available for comment.
The website was shut down by its parent company, BlueHost.
RedHost said in its statement that its services were not compromised and that it is working to restore services as quickly as possible.
“BlueHost is working with the affected customer to determine the best course of action,” the statement read.
“We will share more information as it becomes available.
Our team is working around the clock to restore as much functionality as possible.”