Dutch police take down hornets’ nest of DDoS botnets
A “bulletproof” hosting provider used by cybercriminals to host dozens of Internet-of-things (IoT) botnets has been taken down by Dutch police. The company, called KV Solutions BV, was popular among cybercriminals because it refused to take action against its customers, even if they were using the hosting services for criminal purposes. On Tuesday, Dutch police raided the KV offices and arrested two suspects, while also seizing servers and other equipment.
Earlier this week, German police raided a data center in a former NATO military bunker in Germany. The data center was used to offer bulletproof hosting services. Authorities in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and Luxembourg arrested a total of 7 suspects in connection with this case, while six other suspects, including two Dutch nationals, were reportedly still at large. It was not immediately clear if the two cases are related.