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Posted by: Samker
« on: 07. May 2008., 17:13:43 »

The official website of Peter Gabriel went offline a few days ago due to what seems to be a theft of his 
servers hosted by a UK ISP. According to a notification published  on the page, the servers were stolen on
Sunday night, so webmasters were forced to keep it offline until the entire content could be restored.

After a few days of downtime, the administrators tool the page back online. Since the website also included a ticket buying service, a representative of Real World, Peter Gabriel's music firm, came out and explained that no private data was targeted as the thieves only aimed to steal the hardware and not the information hosted on the servers.

"We've got pretty much everything back online now including Peter's site and ticketing for Womad. And we can reassure people that all the financial details were stored elsewhere in a secure location and are safe. The thieves took servers and some core networking kit - routers. Despite the conspiracy theories we don't think we were targeted, it was just a hardware theft," the spokesman said according to The Register.

At this time, the website is back online and a statement published on the front page of the website comes to explain the whole case and to announce the revival of the website.

"The majority of Real World, Peter Gabriel and WOMAD web services are currently off-line. Our servers were stolen from our ISP's data centre on Sunday night - Monday morning. We are working to restore normal service as soon as possible. Our first move has been to get our store up and running, so if you want WOMAD Charlton Park tickets or Music from Real World Records, we are back in business," it is mentioned in a notification posted on the official page of Peter Gabriel.

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