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ProtonMail recovers from DDoS punch after being extorted

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Nov 6, 2015.

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    The last few days have not been easy for ProtonMail, the Geneva-based encrypted email service that launched last year.

    Earlier this week, the service was extorted by one group of attackers, then taken offline in a large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by a second group that it suspects may be state sponsored.

    ProtonMail offers a full, end-to-end encrypted email service. It raised more than US$500,000 last year after a blockbuster crowdfunding campaign that sought just $100,000.

    Now, it bills itself as the largest secure email provider, with more than 500,000 users. Creating an account is free, although ProtonMail plans to eventually introduce a paid-for service with additional features.

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