Recently the newly famous ProtonMail service was under attack by DDoS attack. This attack was believed to be the hacking group Armada Collective.
The new anonymous email service many know from the known hacking serious Mr. Robot.
Well, maybe you knew or you read it somewhere that they received a blackmail email November 3rd.
They are the hacking group that was believed to have DDoS'ed ProtonMail which began Tuesday the 3rd.
They have also been responsible for recent DDoS attacks in Switzerland.
They sent vast amounts of packets to Protons servers which got up on 100Gbps and overloaded their system also, their ISP and other party companies were also affected.
Protons ISP data center was taken down simply by the DDoS attack which was towards Proton and not ISP yet it reached their data center & routers in Zurich, Frankfurt plus several others.
- these guys came to play clearly.
To top it off, they wanted $6000 from ProntonMail.
They recieved a blackmail email saying they were to give them the money, which they obviously didn't, and then we're DDoS'ed and Proton actually hands them over the $6000 in BitCoins. But they continued the attacks.
Man that' just too cruel.
If you don't know what bitcoin is, it is untraceable online currency that a lot of hackers use to do business with, especially on The Deep Web.
It is very very very hard to trace Bit Coins near impossible.
There has now been raised over $12.000 to ProtonMail with the intentions of keeping them secure in the future.