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Malware and Botnet Operators Setting Up Their Own Data Centers

Dennis Fisher of Thread Post reports: "The malware writers and criminals who run botnets for years have been using shared hosting platforms and so-called bulletproof hosting providers as bases of operations for their online crimes. But, as law enforcement agencies and security experts have moved to take these providers offline, the criminals have taken the next step and begun setting up their own virtual data centers."

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Bogus IP allocations, even bogus LIRs .. Suresh Ramasubramanian  –  Dec 22, 2009 6:58 AM PST

Rather more serious an issue than bogus data centers.

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