‘Bulletproof’ hosting enables cyber attackers

Four possible strategies for fighting back.

Bulletproof hosting is a major problem and another indication of the growth and maturity of the criminal enterprise. Law enforcement has a challenging task in finding and arresting bad actors who are attacking organizations. So, law enforcement does the next best thing, which is taking down the websites and infrastructure of the attackers.

In recent years, law enforcement has been moderately successful in this pursuit by holding the cloud infrastructure providers—such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft—accountable for allowing the bad actors to operate.

However, bulletproof hosting providers are explicitly offering services to protect the bad actors from law enforcement activities, essentially condoning the malicious attacks. Bulletproof hosting providers will not work with law enforcement.


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