P2020-ND-033

Guardian Law Group LLP

On November 13, 2019, the Organization was contacted by another law firm who reported it had received a suspicious email that appeared to have been sent from the Organization. The email was sent from an address that was the actual email address of an employee of the Organization who was on vacation at the time. The Organization investigated and found that ?spam emails? had been sent from an Organization email account. The Organization was contacted by about 60 individuals and companies regarding the emails. The Organization traced the IP address to Japan where the email account was accessed, which involved servers hosted by a company named Green Server. The Organization informed Green Server that one of its hosted IPs had been used to send email from a ?hacked account? and requested they take action. Green Server informed the Organization that it terminated the virtual private server (VPS) and customer with the IP address in question.

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Categories: 2020
Tags: Unauthorized access