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Hacker Erases Email Provider's Servers, Backups

Email provider VFEmail was hit by a destructive attack, where a hacker who accessed its network was able to erase its servers in the United States, including the backup systems.

“We have suffered catastrophic destruction at the hands of a hacker. This person has destroyed all data in the US, both primary and backup systems. We are working to recover what data we can,” the company writes on its website.

Established in 2001, the company provides email services and claims to provide increased email security through scanning all incoming messages and attachments for viruses and blocking malicious content via a gateway, before reaching its servers.

However, this incident shows that user data was notprotected with appropriate measures.

On Monday, the email provider announced that their external facing systems in multiple datacenters were down after a hacker “last seen as [emailprotected]” started formatting the servers. Based on the IP address, the hacker appears to have been...(continued)

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