No consumer data or information was compromised during the attack, Scott Sorensen, the company’s chief technology officer, said in a separate statement. The company’s staff are working to prevent future hacking incidents, he added.This attack comes shortly after Ancestry.com's announcement that it was discontinuing five of its owned websites. See Comments on old news -- Ancestry.com Focuses on Core Offerings.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
All of us at the Mesa FamilySearch Library suffered through Ancestry.com being off line most of 17 June 2014 and continued to suffer on the 18th. The access to the program, including companion site of Findagrave.com were hacked by an outside entity. News reports, such as the one from KSL, the local Salt Lake City, Utah radio and TV station, reported that Ancestry.com and FindAGrave.com, also owned by Ancestry.com, were the subject of a DDoS attack (Denial of Service attack). Ancestry.com spokesman Scott Sorensen was quoted by Yahoo News as saying: