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Hackers Wipe U.S. Servers of Email Provider, Erasing Customers’ Data

Hackers Wipe U.S. Servers of Email Provider, Erasing Customers’ Data

Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 13:54
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Cyber Security

Hackers have breached the severs of email provider VFEmail and wiped the data from all its US servers, destroying customers' data in the process. "At this time, the attacker has formatted all the disks on every server," the company said yesterday. "Every VM is lost. Every file server is lost, every backup server is lost. This was more than a multi-password via SSH exploit, and there was no ransom. Just attack and destroy," VFEmail said. Founded in 2001 and based in Milwaukee, VFEmail provides email service to businesses and end users. It’s not clear how or whether VFEmail will recover from this latest attack, but such actions are an unsettling reminder that although most cyber criminals have some kind of short- or long-term profit motive in mind, an intruder with privileged access to a network can just as well virtually destroy everything within reach as they can plant malware or extortion threats like ransomware. Read the articles at ZDNet and Krebs on Security.