VFEmail provider hacked, US servers wiped

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The POP, IMAP, and SMTP email service provider main servers were hacked including its backups leaving prominent users and US data compromised.


VFEmail, has since 2001 been providing businesses and end-users a quick and convenient way to ensure their own security in email services and other data related services. The prominent email provider commonly known for scanning each complete email, including attachments, for viruses and Spam before it gets to your INBOX faced it rough when on refresh of their services system(s) found bunches of data missing on 11th Faburary 2019.
According to online reports, hackers have breached VFEmail.net servers’ data wiping data from all its US servers including customers’ data in the execution.
In a notice published on their website (https://www.vfemail.net/), VFEmail noted; “ww.vfemail.net and mail.vfemail.net are currently unavailable.”
“We have suffered catastrophic destruction at the hands of a hacker, last seen as aktv@94.155.49.9.”
“This person has destroyed all data in the US, both primary and backup systems. We are working to recover what data we can.” They added.


According to zdnet.com, “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.


The VFEmail’s website is back online but all other subdomains are still suffering the attack and hiting enter of mail.vfemail.net in the URL returns a common error “This site can’t be reached mail.vfemail.net took too long to respond.” The same to http://manlymail.net/, http://offensivelytolerant.com/, and many more are down.


Having over 5 sub domains down for such a strong email service provider means a lot to its users. It is most likely that users can’t find even a single attachment in their inboxes since even the backup servers where erased.
There’s no official communication has made on the matter of the cause but the users are eagerly waiting.
Sourcing from zdnet.com; The largest ransom demand ever paid known to date is by Nayana, a South Korean web hosting company which dished out $1 million in Bitcoin after hackers breached its network and ran the Linux-based Erebus ransomware that encrypted data on thousands of customer’ servers.
Back in November 2015, VFEmail was one of the many online email providers that were targeted by Armada Collective, a group of hackers who demanded ransom payments from victim companies to stop ongoing DDoS attacks [1, 2].
VFemail.net believs that if they can get the one file server that was caught during formatting process in data center something can be recovered.


VFEmail provides standards compliant POP, IMAP, and SMTP interfaces with SSL encryption, and also provides an easy to use and convenient web interface. It’s believed that there’s nothing secure on internet, companies that normally deal in end to end encryption communication consider security as a key factor which can prmote their business and give ultimate confidence and guarantee on client’s data, and they try as much as they can to setup strong phases of security in order to deliver a secure and reliable services.

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