Monthly Archives - July 2017

Germany Private Internet Access Server is Taken Down for Dutch and Russian Snooping

Easy VPN Router and Private Internet Access¬†(PIA) users may have noticed that the German PIA server has been taken offline. This was caused by anti-privacy actions taken by Leaseweb, PIA’s German data center hosting partner. As explained by PIA in a post, in 2008 Leaseweb allowed Russian and Dutch authorities to perform deep packet inspection on customers’ traffic. The target of this snooping was specifically unencrypted ICQ messenger traffic, which is very specific. Because PIA encrypts all communication from customers, and [...]