ProtonMail Paid $6,000 to Stop DDoS
DDoS Attack Continues Even After Paying Ransom
“Attacks against [key] infrastructure continued throughout the evening and to keep other customers online, our ISP [Internet Service Provider] was forced to stop announcing our IP range, effectively taking us offline.”
Scary, Large-Scale DDoS attack
“This coordinated assault on [our] key infrastructure eventually managed to bring down both the ISP and the datacenter, which impacted hundreds of other companies, not just ProtonMail,” the company wrote.