CyberGhost owner buys PIA for $95.5m to create VPN giant


At least we get fair warning this time?


CyberGhost has always rubbed me the wrong way since they moved to Romania ages ago. It seemed like a clever business move: reduce development costs and pump the money left over into marketing. How else can they always offer their subscriptions for up to 90% off?

CyberGhost always advertises in big magazines like CHIP in Germany. That must cost quite a bit, yet they’ve been doing it for years. On top of that, they regularly offered free 1-year licenses. The cherry on top is that they started logging hardware IDs via their own apps as mentioned here, and install root certificates along with it.

I wouldn’t touch anything from the company behind CG with a ten-foot pole.