.o( Are many VPNs a scam now? )
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@rysiek Ah, I'd seen that story earlier this week on a German newsticker: https://www.golem.de/news/kape-frueher-malware-heute-vpns-und-reviewseiten-2110-160328.html
...was waiting for it to show up in international news.
Shout out to @mullvadnet, who are good people and the only VPN provider whose staff I met in person and can confirm they, you know, exist. They know their shit. If you do actually need a VPN, that would be my recommendation.
@rysiek The article got an update: https://restoreprivacy.com/kape-technologies-crossrider-malware/
Quote from conclusion:
Given everything we learned in our research, we can conclude that:
- Crossrider created a legitimate development platform, not malware.
- Third parties used Crossrider’s platform for malware and adware distribution, but Crossrider was not the owner or creator of that malware.
- Seeing the abuse, Crossrider completely shut down the program in 2016, changed out the company’s leadership, and pivoted to the privacy and security niche.
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