SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 16, 2018 (March 16, 2018)
Date of Report (date of Earliest Event Reported)
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CORP.
(Exact Name of Company as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite 130, Lake Success, NY 11042
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events
Newtek Technology Solutions, Inc. (“NTS”), a wholly-owned portfolio company of Newtek Business Services Corp. (“Newtek” or the “Company”), has experienced a cybersecurity incident. Specifically, NTS has become aware that an unauthorized third party misappropriated three domain names, which NTS uses to support customer management of hosted websites. NTS has notified its shared webhosting customers of the incident, and has assisted in re-routing web traffic to minimize any service disruptions to its clients.
NTS’ management has launched an investigation into the incident. Based on the investigation to date, NTS’ management believes that attackers compromised a portion of its shared webhosting system, and may have acquired certain customer information limited to its shared webhosting customers, and/or gained access to certain of its shared webhosting servers. While the investigation remains ongoing, NTS has taken a range of steps designed to secure its system, enhance its security protections, enhance access controls, and prevent future unauthorized activity. NTS also is working with forensic investigators to fully assess the incident and take additional remedial measures.
As a result of the incident, the Company reduced the fair value of its investment in NTS, a wholly-owned portfolio company, from $16.0 million as of September 30, 2017, to $12.4 million at December 31, 2017 (approximately 4.46% of the Company’s $278.3 million of net assets as of December 31, 2017, as previously disclosed on March 5, 2018).
In accordance with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CORP.
Date: March 16, 2018
/S/ BARRY SLOANE
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer