Wins Round 2 Against Russian Hackers

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As the relationship between the U.S. and Russia continues to deteriorate, has become a frequent target for Russian hackers. Hackers blocked real users, but can’t penetrate TroopTree’s secure video vault.

“We are proud of our security team’s ability to defend against these attacks – whether they are state sponsored or lone wolf ‘script kids.’” says Jon Loew, KeepTree Founder & CEO.

For the past few months has thwarted numerous attacks from what they have determined to be Russian hackers on its website. The attacks started roughly around the same time the relationship between the governments of the United States and Russia started to deteriorate and culminated yesterday with a massive DoS attack on TroopTree’s servers. is a popular online communication platform used by U.S. military members to communicate via private video messages with their friends and family back home. Jon Loew, CEO and founder of the private video messaging platform launched in late 2011 as a free service for all military members and their family as a show of support for the U.S. military.

At no time did the recent, or any previous hacking attempts breach TroopTree user data or video vault. Service was temporarily interrupted while a DoS, “denial of service” attack was attempted but was quickly restored. Both KeepTree and TroopTree were designed and built with security as a cornerstone for both platforms. Technology vulnerabilities and the continued increase in the amount of personal data stored online has made security and privacy a top priority for all companies and individuals with an online presence.

TroopTree has been working directly with the FBI Cyber and Special Operations unit to help identify and apprehend the source of the malicious activity.

“We are proud of our security team’s ability to defend against these attacks – whether they are state sponsored or lone wolf ‘script kids.’” says Jon Loew, KeepTree Founder & CEO. “We also appreciate the help of the FBI’s Cyber and Special Operations Unit.”

Due to the technology used to build and support both and, management is fully confident that these types of attacks will continue to fail. As malicious activity continues to be a threat to individuals and organizations with an online presence the technical capabilities of those organizations becomes even more critical to providing secure solutions.

About KeepTree:
KeepTree ( is a SaaS-based private video messaging and storage solution that allows you to easily capture, store and experience important moments, now and forever. KeepTree has partnered with Blue Ridge Networks, a recognized cyber security market leader, to create the most advanced end-to-end security features protecting video memories. With unique features, like FutureSend™, users can schedule exactly when to send a pre-recorded video and control who gets to see it. No matter if that’s thirty days from now or thirty years from now, videos are delivered the way you want, when you want. Advanced privacy settings ensure that videos are only seen by intended recipients. KeepTree’s Headquarters are in New York, with an office and staff in Tokyo as well.

KeepTree also operates the “TroopTree” service (, which is available at no charge to active duty military personnel and their families. FutureSend™ and VideoVault™ features make an ideal communication platform for service men and women to stay in touch with family and friends during deployments. gives military families the peace of mind of knowing they can record and share legacy communications.


Michael Shelton
Director of Marketing
(646) 205-3608

Brody Ehrlich
General Manager
(646) 205-3610 x808

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