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According to German authorities, German officials have closed a criminal web hosting service that operated from a former NATO bunker a report from The corresponding press.


According to the report, researchers have found a Dutch man who bought the bunker in West Germany in 2013. The man had reportedly turned the bunker into a so-called & # 39; bulletproof & # 39; web hosting service, which was subsequently used by illegal market places for weed, synthetic drugs and hack tools. Researchers also reportedly linked the hosting service to a botnet attack on Deutsche Telekom.

The AP reports that seven people were arrested in a restaurant near Frankfurt in connection with the investigation, including raids in the Netherlands, Poland and Luxembourg. According to the report, another six people are being investigated and according to the authorities, they are all accessories for crimes related to the distribution of drugs and counterfeiting money.

Bulletproof hosting services, allegedly running out of the bunker, serve criminals who want to outsource the work of hiding their digital activity. The work can be lucrative: prosecutors said in 2013 that it was one provider with more than 130 servers, in some cases more than 1,000 euros a month.

However, performing a service from a former NATO bunker appears to be an escalation of security. Prosecutors declared the raids "a huge success", the AP.