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NordVPN what happened?



NordVPN what happened?

On 19 October a tweet on NordVPN official account said ” Ain’t no hacker can steal your online life. (If you use VPN).  Stay safe ” that immediately  got the attention of cybersecurity community. Some call it a lie, some made jokes about it. Later on the tweet was taken down. 


NordVPN told TechCrunch that one of its data centers was accessed in March 2018.

“One of the data centers in Finland we are renting our servers from was accessed with no authorization,”

said NordVPN spokesperson Laura Tyrell.

The attacker gained access to the server — which had been active for about a month — by exploiting an insecure remote management system left by the data center provider; NordVPN said it was unaware that such a system existed.



The company issued a statement

To recap, in early 2018, one isolated datacenter in Finland was accessed without authorization. That was done by exploiting a vulnerability of one of our server providers that hadn’t been disclosed to us. No user credentials have been intercepted. No other server on our network has been affected. The affected server does not exist anymore and the contract with the server provider has been terminated.



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