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Hackers wipe US servers of email provider VFEmail

12 Feb 2019

Posted by securitybreach in Security & Networking
Holy crap:

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"Hackers have breached the severs of email provider VFEmail and wiped the data from all its US servers, destroying all US customers' data in the process. The attack took place yesterday, February 11, and was detected after the company's site and webmail client went down without notice.

"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.".....

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It is rare that hackers take steps to wipe out an entire company's data. Most attacks usually end up with hackers using compromised servers for other attacks (like running botnets or hosting malware), or with hackers asking for a ransom payment from hacked victim

https://www.zdnet.co...ovider-vfemail/

I have a feeling that this was state sponsored due to the fact that they didn't ask for any ransom. Only a script kiddie would do that and it was something that would probably take a team to accomplish. No one would would do this without wanting a payout of some sort.. Then again, someone could of used their servers for something malicious and then deleted their tracks. Who knows...

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Pale Moon Version 28.4.0 Released With Security Updates

19 Feb 2019

Posted by Corrine in Social Media
Pale Moon has been updated to version 28.4.0.  This is a major development, stability and security release. The Linux versions will follow later today.

Note that the update includes fixes identified as "DiD" ("Defense-in-Depth") which means that it is a fix that does not apply to a (potentially) actively exploitable vulnerability in Pale Moon, but prevents future vulnerabilities caused by the same code, e.g. when surrounding code changes, exposing the problem, or when new attack vectors are discovered.  

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Vaping

14 Feb 2019

I posted a vaping funny last night and am interested to share experiences with other vapers and ex-vapers.
Do/did you vape to quit smoking? How much did you smoke? What vape gear and juice do you use?
I'll copy SB's comment from the other thread to kick off.

View Postsecuritybreach, on 14 February 2019 - 10:46 AM, said:

View Postsunrat, on 14 February 2019 - 09:30 AM, said:

I recently quit smoking and took up vaping instead.

Nice. I smoked a pack a day for 22 years and vaped for 4 afterwards. Just slowly lower your nicotine levels and you can wean yourself off of vaping as well.

Back when I was vaping, I was mixing my own juice and wrapping my own coils. Sub-ohming as well..

I smoked for over 40 years, usually only 5-10 per day, never a pack, and mostly roll-your-own. I got my first vape about 15 months ago but it took a while to totally replace the cigs. There is such a vast amount of gear and juice flavours available, as well as different vape styles, it can take a while to find your sweet spot.
I started with an inexpensive starter kit which didn't exactly gain my love. A bit more research and I decided I'd prefer MTL (mouth-to-lung), which is similar to how cigs are smoked, over DTL (direct-to-lung) which is how fanatical vapers make those massive clouds. After trying a couple more setups, I now use an Eleaf iStick Pico25 mod (the battery bit) with a VandyVape Berserker MTL RTA tank. This is a RTA (rebuildable tank atomiser) for which you build your own coils.
I also have a Vaptio Cosmo which is an inexpensive starter kit but surprisingly good. It's nice to have a choice of which flavours you feel like puffing each time. :)
Not mixing my own juice yet but it's on the cards. My favourite juices currently are fruity ones -
Antivenom by 5150 - mango and pineapple with a hint of mint
Truth by Propaganda - strawberry lemonade

I know most of the regulars here are too smart to smoke, but if you do and are considering vaping to help quit, just do it! :thumbsup: B)

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