From ArsTechnica:

Vincent Canfield In a new video statement posted on Monday, the administrator of novelty e-mail provider cock.liannounced that one of the hard drives used to host the service in a Bavarian data center had been seized.

“That means that SSL keys and private keys and full mail content of all 64,500 of my users, as well as hashed passwords, registration time, and the last seven days of logs were all confiscated and now are in the hands of German authorities,” Vincent Canfield said.

Cock.li was reportedly used last week to send a bogus bomb threat e-mail from “madbomber@cock.li” to several school districts nationwide, which led to the closure of all schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The New York City Department of Education however, dismissed the e-mail as an obvious hoax.

Canfield explained that cock.li is still operational, as the service was hosted on a server utilizing a pair of drives in a RAID1 (mirrored) configuration. One of the drives has been taken while the other mirror drive is still in use.

“I’ve been advised not to speculate on this, so I’m not going to,” he added. “You can draw your own conclusions based on stuff that’s been…

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