Private Internet Access

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Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access Logo.svg
Original author(s)London Trust Media, Inc.
Initial releaseAugust 2010
Operating system
Available inEnglish
TypeVirtual private network
LicenseCommercial proprietary software Edit this at Wikidata

Private Internet Access (PIA) is a personal virtual private network (VPN) service. It supports multiple VPN technologies such as PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SOCKS5 and OpenVPN.[1] In 2018, former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès was named chief technology officer of PIA's parent company, London Trust Media.[2]


The CEO of Private Internet Access (and its parent company, London Trust Media, Inc) is Ted Kim.[3] The founder is Andrew Lee.[4]

London Trust Media also owns the Freenode IRC network.[5]

Technical info[edit]

PIA offers several features like the following:

Private Internet Access servers operate VPN gateways in 54 regions across 33 countries.[6]

Private Internet Access supports the AES (128-bit or 256-bit) specifications, SHA1 and SHA256 authentication, and RSA (2048, 3072, 4096) or elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) (256R1, 256K1, 521) handshakes; however, the default settings are AES-128, SHA1, RSA-2048.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Deirdre Murphy (2014-07-16) Privateinternetaccess Review, VPN Critic
  2. ^ Goldman, Joshua. "Former Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange CEO Karpeles lands new job". CNET. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ "Private Internet Access Ted Kim Interview". Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  4. ^ "How one small American VPN company is trying to stand up for privacy". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  5. ^ "PIA and freenode joining forces - freenode". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  6. ^ London Trust Media, Inc. "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN".
  7. ^ "Private Internet Access Anonymous VPN". London Trust Media. Retrieved 2017-01-03.

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