Ever wonder if backup is worth it?  For a Wisconsin data hosting company called CyberLynk, it’s too late to ask the question – they’re being sued for gross negligence for not providing data protection for their clients.  Reuter’s first two paragraphs of this story says it all: [full story here]

NEW YORK — The producer of the syndicated children’s TV series “Zodiac Island” claims that an entire season of the show has been wiped out thanks to a fired employee at its data-hosting company who hacked into networked computers and destroyed its work.

“Zodiac Island” has run on more than 100 U.S. TV stations around the country, including ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS affiliates. The show is produced by Hawaii-based WER1 World Network, which signed up with Wisconsin-based ISP and data-hosting company CyberLynk.

WER1 is suing CyberLynk for breach of contract, negligence, conversion, and computer fraud.

No backup.  Unbelievable.