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Apparently Legitimate Estonian ISP Operating as Large Cybercrime Hub Since 2005

An apparently legitimate ISP in Tartu, Estonian is reported to have been serving as the operational headquarters of a large cybercrime network since 2005 according to TrendWatch, the security research arm of TrendMicro. From the report released today: “An Estonian company is actively administering a huge number of servers in numerous datacenters, which together form a network to commit cybercrime. It appears that the company from Tartu, Estonia controls everything from trying to lure Internet users to installing DNS changer Trojans by promising them special video content, and finally to exploiting victims’ machines for fraud with the help of ads and fake virus infection warnings. The company has spread its assets over numerous Web hosting companies since they got disconnected from a San Francisco datacenter in 2008. Apparently, it learned its lesson and decided to lower the risk of dropping off the Internet.”

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