[ISN] ProtonMail taken down by ‘extremely powerful DDoS attack’

www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2433469/protonmail-taken-down-by-extremely-powerful-ddos-attack By John Leonard computing.co.uk 05 Nov 2015 ProtonMail, the Geneva-based encrypted email service that was developed by CERN scientists, was taken off line on Tuesday November 3rd by what the company describes as an “extrememly powerful DDoS attack”. At time of writing the service was still offline. Writing in a blog, CEO Andy Yen says: “The attackers began by flooding our IP addresses. That quickly expanded to the datacenter in Switzerland where we have our servers. In the process of attacking us, several other tech companies and even some banks were knocked offline temporarily.” Yen continues: “Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to stop the attack but we are working non-stop to get back online.” […]