Protonmail’s Criminal History

Protonmail is a secure email service that claims they protect their user’s data with Swiss privacy laws.  However, Protonmail does not always obey Swiss laws and they bully people & companies to hide their crimes.

Vice.com reports that in 2017 Protonmail used illegal cyber warfare capabilities to unlawfully break into a suspected phishing server. They soon deleted the tweet and said: “We cannot confirm nor deny if anything happened.” 

Hacking suspected phishing servers is illegal in Switzerland.  They broke the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, wiretapping legislation, and cybercrime laws passed by the European Union parliament.  

There’s more.

Their illegal hack targeted an innocent unrelated server.   After hacking and wreaking havoc inside the suspected phishing server, they stated “the owner of the site has gotten the assistance they need to secure their server”.  Some people applaud Protonmail’s willingness to help the innocent victim secure their server. 

Vice.com also reports that Protonmail asked people, like Twitter user x0rz, to delete all traces of their criminal hack. 

They also compel Privacytools.io delete all mentions of their criminal behavior from their subreddit.  This prevents people from holding Protonmail accountable for their crimes.  

Vice’s report archived here

 

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