[sdnog] Protonmail paying ransom in bitcoin

Hiba Eltigani higba at tutanota.com
Wed Nov 25 22:32:16 SAST 2015

Salam SdNOG,,,,,
      Do you remember Bitcoin from SdNOG-1 ?!!! Apparently, Proton mail 
suffered massive DDoS attacks early in November and had to pay ransom in 
bitcoin. You can read more about it in below link. I am asking about the 
technical scenario behind the attack, I don't seem to find something. Also, 
what are the best practices to guard against DDoS or at least insure fast 


Thanks in advance.

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