To clearly understand what bulletproof hosting servers Thailand are, we should first take a step back and talk about regular hosting.
You have heard of malware, ransomware, botnets, and the like. What you do not hear about is the technology behind these threats. These threats all have to come from somewhere, they are not just out there floating around on the internet- they have to be stored someplace. Since a majority of the threats are illegal in lots of countries, this is where bulletproof hosting helps facilitate these threats.
A regular hosting service is a company that operates a facility, often what is referred to as a data center, which contains massive amounts of servers. Everything on the Internet needs a place to live, and home is on the servers. Regular hosting services offer space on a server, either owned or leased for use by customers. It also provides Internet connectivity so that people can reach the webs and data stored on those servers. Most of the services have strict policies concerning what can and cannot be hosted on these servers.
What are the differences?
Bulletproof hosting server in Thailand operations are similar to regular hosting, however these companies are more lenient about what can be hosted on their servers. It has somewhat of a “do not ask, do not tell” philosophy. Bulletproof hosting services are often found in countries with more relaxed laws about what type content is stored on these servers, and also have less strict extradition laws, therefore making it easier to evade law enforcement. Because of the different laws in different countries, this creates a huge grey area which allows the owners to claim immunity to what their customers’ hosting.
What kinds of threats reside on these servers?
- Malware Execution:
Botnet command and control centers
A botnet command and control center is the master controller of a botnet. They are computers infected by malware which allow the hacker to gain control to send out malware, spam, spyware and control other computers, turning them into another bot in the group.
The servers can store exploit kits, which are malicious toolkits that attackers use to exploit a computer. The kits are the methods of injecting malware onto an unsuspecting user’s machine through software vulnerabilities.
- Nefarious Storage Services
Hackers can store their entire malware and tool library on these remote servers, as these servers offer larger storage options than a home computer.
Black market webs
People can also host “hidden” webs on these DNS servers Thailand. These sites host pornography, online gambling, and black market webs on the dark web. We spoke with an operator of one of these sites, and he stated that his site sells illegal items like hacking software, stolen PayPal accounts, ransomware kits and tutorials. Other black market webs can have anything under the sun sold on them, like credit card numbers, drugs, fake passports, illegal animals and even offer services like hit men and hackers for hire.