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NordVPN Confirms It Was Hacked

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NordVPN, a virtual private network provider that promises to “protect your privacy online,” has confirmed it was hacked.

The admission comes following rumors that the company had been breached. It first emerged that NordVPN had an expired internal private key exposed, potentially allowing anyone to spin out their own servers imitating NordVPN.

 

Read the entire article @TechCrunch.

 

Other sites: Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts - Krebs On Security

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6 hours ago, securitybreach said:

Wow, PIA is still secure though... B)

 

For now... 😬

 

I've never used or thought much about VPNs but this made me read a bit more and learn that VPNs can be less secure than what one would hope for. The VPN operators apparently rent servers from hundreds of providers around the world so are not in direct control of these. The Nord hack was possible because of a security breach in a third-party provider.

More interesting reading:

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nordvpn-torguard-admit-being-hacked-but-thats-just-the-beginning

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Hmm... interesting article, Roger. Regardless of how the hack was initiated, the bottom line is that it was most definitely some sort of stupid or lackadaisical IT staff that let it happen. Bad IT Security departments make hackers very happy.

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10 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

Hmm... interesting article, Roger. Regardless of how the hack was initiated, the bottom line is that it was most definitely some sort of stupid or lackadaisical IT staff that let it happen. Bad IT Security departments make hackers very happy.

 

Yup, exactly! :thumbup:

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