Cyber Security problems now become the common thing. On each day, there is a headline in the Newspaper of cyber issues, system hack, data theft and many more. This time, the victim is none other than the famous email provider VFEmail. An unknown attacker has launched a destructive cyber attack against the VFEmail servers in the United States and deletes information including backups.
Short description about VFEmail
VFEmail provides security to businesses and end-users particularly to the email. It scans each complete email, including attachments and detects about viruses and spam before it get into an Inbox. Simply says, it blocks any spam emails at the gateway and allow only those messages that are genuine. Since 18 years from 2001, it has provided the help this way and become the worth of customer.
What happened to VFEmail?
Apparently, an unknown hacker was able to destroy the email provider’s US data including backups. The reason of this hack is however not known. The 18 years’ worth of customer is endangered.
Here is the statement published by the Company on its official website:
“We have suffered catastrophic destruction at the hands of a hacker. This person has destroyed all data in the US, both primary and backup systems. We are working to recover what data we can,”
On Twitter, the Company started receiving report of users who said they were no longer receiving messages. Two hours later, replied that it had detected an intruder while formatting one of the main servers in the Netherlands.
“At this time, the attacker has formatted all the disks on every server. Every VM [virtual machine] is lost. Every file server is lost, every backup server is lost. Strangely, not all VMs shared the same authentication, but all were destroyed. This was more than a multi-password via ssh exploit, and there was no ransom. Just attack and destroy, VFEmail said.”
It seems that the terrible attack is done from a server based in Bulgaria. At present, it is not clear how the Company will manage to recover the wiped out data. This incidence reminds us that no one is safe. It is ones responsibility to keep the system secure in what the possible manner one can.