An anonymous reader writes: After several days of intense work, Switzerland-based end-to-end encrypted e-mail provider ProtonMail has largely mitigated the DDoS attacks that made it unavailable for hours on end in the last week. The attacks exceeded 100Gbps, and are still going on, but they are no longer capable of knocking ProtonMail offline for extended periods of time. The ProtonMail community of users proved to be invaluable for the company. In fact, in just a few days, they donated over $50,000 to the company's "defense fund," providing the resources to resist further attacks against email privacy.
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