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U.S. Slammed as Major Host for Cybercrime

While Russia and Ukraine are generally regarded as today’s main cybercrime hubs, “a lot of their infrastructure is housed in the west, in the United States to be precise,” writes Vincent Hanna of Spamhaus Project.

“Without exception, all of the major security organizations on the Internet we know of agree that the ‘Home’ of cybercrime in the western world is a place known as Atrivo/Intercage. We ourselves have not come to this conclusion lightly but from many years of dealing with criminal operations hosted by Atrivo/Intercage, gangs of cybercriminals—mostly Russian and East European but with several US online crime gangs as well—whose activities always lead back to servers run by Atrivo/Intercage. We have lost count of the times we have tracked a major virus botnet’s “command and control” to Atrivo/Intercage servers, readers can view here some of the current and historic SBL records for Atrivo for a taste of what has been happening in this network. At almost every Internet security conference, or law enforcement seminar on cyber-crime, a presentation will detail some attack, exploit, phish or financial crime that has some nexus at Atrivo/Intercage.”

Also read Brian Krebs, latest report on Atrivo: Report Slams U.S. Host as Major Source of Badware

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