Ransomware Operations 'Based on a Culture of Mistrust'

Healthcare Info Security

Mathew J. Schwartz

Two cornerstones of the cybercrime ecosystem are bulletproof hosting and ransomware offerings, says Mark Arena, CEO of the security firm Intel 471.

The most expensive, high-end and sophisticated bulletproof hosting sites feature dedicated data centers, run by and for criminals, he says. "For bulletproof hosting, what people typically mean is: resistant to complaints. So you can send in complaints, if you're the victim of something that's hosted on this hosting provider, and they're going to ignore the complaint."

Previously, such sites were widely used to host...

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