Crime Friendly ISP Offline

A cyber crime friendly Internet service provider (ISP) has been knocked offline on Friday after its upstream provider had its service cut off, according to Zeus Tracker.

PROXIEZ-NET, a Russian based ISP that hosted at least 13 known Zeus command and control channels, lost its connection after its upstream provider, DIGERNET, had its Internet connection cut. It was withdrawn from Internet routing tables, according to an AS Report.

PROXIEZ-NET has often been accused of being a haven for cyber criminals. It is unclear how this will impact the botnets that utilize PROXIEZ-NET, as previously disrupted servers have merely found new hosts to reconnect with the infected computers they control.

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