[LINK] AT: '“Catastrophic” hack on email provider'
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Feb 13 10:06:50 AEDT 2019
THEY JUST FORMATTED EVERYTHING —
“Catastrophic” hack on email provider destroys almost two decades of data
VFEmail says data for virtually all US users is gone for good.
2/13/2019, 5:25 AM
(1) An organised-crime operation suspected that the ISP was about to be
hit with a sub poena for email-traffic that could have broken the
operation and led to prosecutions of the operation's leaders? (Could
apply to an awful lot of 'legit' corporations really).
(2) An intending extortionist doing a test of their skills, preferably
one that he could use as a reference-project?
(3) Someone doing a demo in order to sell a paid gig as a destroyer of
Now let's see:
Am I *more* or *less* exposed by managing my own email-archives (25
years and counting)?
At least I can afford an air-gap to the archival copies, which might be
too expensive for an ISP?
Roger Clarke mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
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Visiting Professor in Computer Science Australian National University
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