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Hacker slays websites

Date: April 29, 2007

Hundreds of websites powered by St. Catharines-based – including dozens of businesses and non-profit groups in the Niagara area – remain rendered useless after a hacker deleted key operating files from one of the company's servers earlier this month.

"Right now it's affected me tremendously, I have a hockey school that starts in about a week and a half," says YNS client Jay McKnight, who owns Jay's Pro Power, a Welland-based power-skating program.

"It hasn't killed me, but I'm sure I've lost five to 10 clients," McKnight says of his website outage.

While it averages just five or six hits a day, that's a "major" number for a business his size, he says.
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