Two men have been jailed after being found guilty of providing illegal hosting services for cybercriminals.


This article makes the following points:
  • US judge has sentenced two men for operating a bulletproof hosting service used by cyber-criminals to deploy malware, including ZeusSpyEyeCitadel, and the Blackhole exploit kit
  • The defendants ran a network of cyber-criminals worldwide and provided them with a haven to conduct their illegal activities.
  • These proceedings prove that anyone who engages in criminal cyber activity can be brought to justice.
  • Bulletproof hosting providers may host malware, explicit abuse material, or e-commerce platforms offering criminal hacking tools, drugs, and weaponry. 
  • This hosting service enabled cybercriminals to defraud financial institutions and other victims, leading to the theft of millions of dollars and the creation of botnets
  • The defendants also helped their clients evade detection.
  • Those who provided the hosting service may face up to 20 years behind bars.