Free VPN Experiences Massive Data Breach


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SuperVPN, a popular free VPN service, is said to have experienced a huge data breach, compromising over 360 million customer accounts. The leak is reported to have exposed 133GB of sensitive information, including user email addresses, originating IP addresses, and geolocation data. According to sources, the material exposed included secret programme keys, unique user identity numbers, and visited website logs.

The size and scope of the breach highlight the importance of selecting a reliable free VPN service from the hundreds now available, as many fail to provide their users with adequate security cover - despite the fact that many people use a Virtual Private Network for privacy and security in the first place.

The SuperVPN data leak was first revealed on the vpnMentor website by security researcher Jerimiah Fowler, emphasizing the need of conducting thorough research when choosing a secure VPN provider.

While the contents of this data breach appear to suggest otherwise, SuperVPN promises to offer extensive privacy protection on its help pages, claiming that it: ‘…keeps no logs which enable interference with your IP address, the moment [sic] or content of your data traffic. We make express reference to the fact that we do not record in logs communication contents or data regarding the accessed websites or the IP addresses”.

In fact, this is the second major data incident involving the widely used free VPN programme. User information related to a few of dodgy providers was released to the tune of over 20 million customers in May 2022, while SuperVPN was also identified as a hazardous malware-ridden VPN programme as early as 2016.
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Zero Knowledge

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Dec 2, 2016
Countries like Panama or any Caribbean islands are of course known for their law abidance. :rolleyes:
It's ridiculous isn't it. You want privacy yet you choose a Vpn based in one/some of the most corrupt countries on earth.

I want a company based in a country with rule of law and as exit node based in DE, CZ, NOR, AU, US, UK, SWE, DNM, FNL, FRA, NL and I'm happy.

Why people want a Vpn provider in some corrupt 3rd world country run by tin pot dictators is beyond me.

All the internet in those countries is heavily watched inside and outside and probably captured for later use in attacks/info operations.

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