Milwaukee-based email provider VFEmail has suffered what it has described as a “catastrophic” attack which has resulted in the destruction of all data in the U.S. on both primary and backup systems.

The attackers didn’t demand a ransom but simply went on an attack and destroy mission.

Signs of the attack surfaced the morning of Feb. 11 when the company’s Twitter account started fielding reports from users complaining of not receiving messages to which the firm responded that its “external facing systems, of differing OS’s and remote authentication, in multiple data centers are down.” The company later when on to explain the severity of the attack.

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