The word is spreading on the Internet that respected secure email provider ProtonMail has been hacked by an anonymous group. A pastebin post claims that the company intentionally undermined its own security features, allowing the hacker group to infiltrate the front-end code and steal the passwords and data. They also make some wild claims about ProtonMail’s own activities and those of their users.
Bloomberg Businessweek published an explosive report, alledging an audacious hardware hack on servers made my Supermicro. So far we’re seen hard denials from all companies implicated in the report. We’ve got the TL;DR on this bombshell, and thoughts on some of the wider implications.