Catalin Cimpanu recently reported: SmarterASP.NET, an ASP.NET hosting provider with more than 440,000 customers, was hitting yesterday by ransomware. The companion is the third major web hosting firm this year that went down because hackers breached their network and encrypted data on customer servers. Read more on ZDNet. in an update yesterday, Duncan Riley reported on SiliconAngle. We are now working with security experts to try to decrypt your data and also to make sure this would never happen again, SmarterASP.NET added. In a series of updates on its Facebook page, the troupe said it was restoring most accounts with 95% of accounts restored by around noon EST today. The onslaught also affected SmarterASP.NETs website as well.