One day, you wake up thinking something on the lines of “how secure is my mail?”. Realizing that you may very well be at risk to have your account accessed, you proceed into finding another solution. How about ProtonMail? Their website seems pretty straight:” secure mail with absolutely no compromise”. But it would seem that they were wrong. Lately ProtonMail was immobilized by hackers.
So what went down at ProtonMail DC? It would seem that, recently, the “secure” mail provided has reported that a handful of notorious hackers have gotten into their database. The assailants said that in order for no one to get hurt, ProtonMail must submit to them a ransom of 15 Bitcoins (that is the equivalent of 6000 American dollars). Which the company did!
After ProtonMail coughed out the money from under the counter, the hackers decided to leave them with a little going-away gift and took their servers offline for a couple of hours.
According to the reports drafted after this first encounter, it would seem that the Company is actually dealing with two factions, each of them operating individually somewhere outside of Switzerland.
When the Company was confronted about its decision to offer the sum of the money to the assailants, official spokespersons from the Company declared that their actions were prompted by the fact that they didn’t want other companies to suffer from such attacks.
But it seem that Fate was not in their favor. Shortly after paying the ransom money, the hackers came about and issued another threat. ProtonMail was to pay them an additional sum of money. If they did not comply, a second attack will be launched on Monday night.
The Company stood fast against this new threat and refused to pay up any ransom money. And so, on the next morning, the hackers put their plan into motion. During a first surgical-strike, they managed to take the dedicated served offline. Another attacks followed shortly after this one. It seem that the cyber terrorist are after the upstream connectivity server, capable of dumping roughly 100Gbps of packets an hour.
Sources from the territory report that after the second assault, many people from Germany and Switzerland were left without an internet connection.
Prompted by the ever increasing number of cyber-attacks, ProtonMail wants do to some extensive renovations in order to increase security. The renovation will cost the Company approximately 100000 dollars. The company also started a campaign against cyber