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10/22/2019
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NordVPN Breached Via Data Center Provider's Error

The VPN company said that one of its 3,000 servers in a third-party data center was open to exploitation through a misconfigured management tool.

NordVPN, a popular consumer VPN provider, has provided details on an intrusion that affected one of its 3,000 servers. According to the company, the March 2018 cyberattack did not expose any user credentials or history to outsiders.

In a NordVPN blog post, blog editor Daniel Markuson wrote that the breach was due to the actions of a third-party provider. He explained that the breach occurred in "…an insecure remote management system account that the datacenter had added without our knowledge. The datacenter deleted the user accounts that the intruder had exploited rather than notify us." NordVPN has since terminated its contract with the provider.

NordVPN was not alone in being hit by the attack; VPN providers TorGuard and VikingVPN were also affected. All three have said that no user data or credentials were exposed by the events.

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EliHuu,
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10/30/2019 | 7:47:24 AM
NordVPN incident
I hope everyone uderstands that this is not a big issue and stops spamming on every sponsored video and blaming the creators. Somehow they are making them evil if they are sponsored. I've read some awful comments on YT claiming that people will unsubscribe if they are sponsored by NordVPN. This really shows what kind of "incident" this really is. Only people who litterally know nothing about vpns would scream that this is really bad. No one was damanged nor any information was leaked 
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adamp672,
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11/5/2019 | 3:34:47 AM
No breach?
As far as I have been reading recently, nothing bad happened. The whole situation was blown out of proportion by TechCrunch. There is a website - vpnpro.com , and they have an article Between Fact and Fiction. There the author explains, what really happenend. Since this website, is not that popular, I believe in their honesty of the article. 
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