By Mike Simons
July 10, 2008
The Financial Times web site, FT.com, was struggling to cope today after
the theft of equipment at a hosting centre, which is believed to have
The online shopping site of Sainsbury's was also affected, by the theft.
fibre optics, routers, servers and switches were removed from the site
by thieves, who police believe were after scrap metal.
The publisher was left unable to publish new articles or update data on
its site following the thefts which took place at a Cable & Wireless
network site, near to one of its datacentres in Watford, north of
Instead the FT.com site was earlier today (10 July) being run on backup
facilities in the United States.
By mid afternoon the site was fully restored. A company representative
said, "There was a reduced FT.com service on 10 July due to equipment
being stolen over night from our third party hosted data centre site.
Full functionality has now been restored and we would like to apologise
for any inconvenience caused to our customers and readers.
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