”In the physical world criminals require hiding places (underground). Cyber criminals, on the other hand, do need hiding places for their online offering. In short, they need: bulletproof hosting services. Actually, Bulletproof Hosting Service providers know that criminal activities are taking place on their servers: Drugs are being sold. Stolen credit card data is being deposited. Even child pornography is being stored and dealt with. When customers or investigating authorities complain, they either don't respond at all or try for as long as possible to delay requests and complaints. A tactic to delay such requests and complaints: They can only be made to them by phone or through messenger services. In short: They protect criminals.".

Source: “Internet of Crimes. Warum wir alle Angst vor Hackern haben sollten“ by Gerhard Reischl, edition house REDLINE, 300 pages, publishing month Juni 2020, p. 74


The author is a manager in the software industry with international expertise: Authorized officer at one of the large consulting firms - Responsible for setting up an IT development center at the Bangalore offshore location - Director M&A at a software company in Berlin.