ProtonMail back up after paying ransom to cyber-criminals [Update]

John Leonard
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Cyber-criminals and state-backed actors blamed as secure email firm says improvements to prevent similar attacks will cost $100,000 per year

ProtonMail, the Geneva-based encrypted email service that had been taken offline since Tuesday 3 November by what the company described as an "extremely powerful DDoS attack", is now back online as...

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