Pete Zaborszky

Pete Zaborszky

October 6, 2013

This morning users of PureVPN received an email, apparently from the founder of PureVPN saying that all account have been closed, all bank accounts siezed, and all user data has been handed over to authorities.

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Later on they sent a second email and confirmed on twitter that this is apparently fake.

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And another email was received from the PureVPN founder saying that the email is fake.

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BestVPN Opinion

While apparently no data has been handed over to authorities, the email address of all users has apparently been stolen which is highly worrying. PureVPN might say that they haven’t handed over any data to authorities, but the hacker might have quite easily if that was his goal.

More likely this is an attempt to discredit PureVPN, which has definitely worked as this type of hacking hugely compromises the trust that users have put into PureVPN.

As of this morning has removed PureVPN from our top list, and will be removing PureVPN from many other recommendation pages. We do not recommend you use them, clearly their security is not as good as they thought.

Pete Zaborszky
February 8th, 2018

Pete runs Best VPN and wants to get detailed information to the readers. He is dedicated to being the best and providing the highest quality at anything he does. You can also find him on Twitter

3 responses to “What happened at PureVPN this morning?

  1. Randall says:

    So maybe this VPN is now stronger than ever. Usually in these cases, the company figures out how to correct the problem. Thoughts on this? Just because they had a security problem doesn’t mean they will always have a security problem. I assume it’s been fixed.

  2. Michele says:

    When i saw that e-mail i laughed thinking to be contacted by the chinese authorities 🙂

  3. Anders Bjellerup says:

    The fact that my gmail a/c used a Chinese server one day (not me), my PureVPN exe file was infected with a trojan, and that I just, after several of these company emails, had an invoice to renew with PureVPN, makes me just slightly hesitant. ;-~ Their billing area seems to have been hacked. No thanks! I had better find another VPN provider. I just wanted to test PureVPN for a month, and after 2 weeks all this happened!

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