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Technology Popular VPN service NordVPN confirms data center breach

19:41  21 october  2019
19:41  21 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

NordVPN admits to 'isolated' server breach in Finland

  NordVPN admits to 'isolated' server breach in Finland Virtual private network provider NordVPN has confirmed an attacker breached one of its servers, though the tangible impact of the breach seems to be pretty limited. There were no user activity logs on the server -- the company says it doesn't track, collect or share people's private data. There was also no way for the hacker to access usernames and passwords and nor could the attacker have decrypted VPN traffic to other servers. "The only"The only possible way to abuse website traffic was by performing a personalized and complicated MiTM attack to intercept a single connection that tried to access nordvpn.com," the company wrote in a blog post.

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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 keys exposed, potentially

NordVPN, a popular virtual private network, was a victim of a data breach in 2018. So far, the company says the impact from the hack was minor, but it plans on upping its security efforts.

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On Monday, the VPN company released details of a data breach from March 2018. An unauthorized user accessed a lone server in a Finland data center that NordVPN was renting from an unnamed provider, which apparently didn't disclose info about the hack. NordVPN says no username or passwords were intercepted.

Techs at the company found an account of the data breach a few months ago, which led to a security audit. The VPN provider said it canceled its contract with the data center and verified that none of its servers could be accessed in a similar fashion.

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"We are taking all the necessary means to enhance our security. We have undergone an application security audit, are working on a second no-logs audit right now, and are preparing a bug bounty program," the company said in a release on Monday. "We will give our all to maximize the security of every aspect of our service, and next year we will launch an independent external audit all of our infrastructure to make sure we did not miss anything else."

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Even virtual private networks can get hacked.

NordVPN user accounts compromised and passwords exposed, report says .
Users' email addresses and plain-text passwords were posted to online forums, Ars Technica reports.Users' credentials, which contained email addresses, plain-text passwords and expiration dates associated with user accounts, were posted on online forums like Pastebin, according to Ars Technica. The publication polled a small sample of users from a list of 753 credentials and found that passwords for all but one were still being used. Several people reportedly said their accounts were accessed by unauthorized people.

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