Posted on | November 4, 2007 | 4 Comments
Its been disclosed, yet again, that CI Host Chicago was indeed stormed by armed robbers who stole 20+ servers and assorted network gear on October 2nd. This makes the fourth time since 2005 that CI Host Chicago has been robbed in this manner.
CI Host delayed disclosing the theft of their customer’s co-located computers for several days, maintaining that the machines were not available due to a core router issue.
Rather clever thieves used a high power industrial saw to cut through the building’s exterior wall which permitted them entry into the data center. The robbers tazed, beat, blindfolded and bound the night manager then proceeded to remove computers, many owned by CI Host customers.
The event has triggered a mass exodus of CI Host customers to other facilities, many citing feeling most disturbed about the lack of immediate disclosure regarding the thefts.
Lying to your customers is never, ever a good idea.