Saturday, December 18, 2010

This Wikileaks update is from the FBI's 12-17 Infragard daily bulletin

December 16, Softpedia - (International) WikiLeaks mirror hosted with cybercrimefriendly provider. Security researchers warned a highly trafficked unofficial WikiLeaks mirror is hosted by a Russian ISP known as a safe haven for cybercriminal gangs. Following the publication of leaked U.S. State Department cables, WikiLeaks was kicked out by Amazon and EveryDNS from their respective networks. In order to ensure the organization's online presence is not disrupted again, volunteers have mirrored its Web site on hundreds of servers around the world. Some days ago, the domain mysteriously started redirecting all traffic to, a site hosted in Russia with a company called Heihachi Ltd., which according to researchers from Trend Micro, is a "known as a bulletproof, blackhat-hosting provider." Spamhaus, the world's leading anti-spam outfit, issued a warning about saying: "Our concern is that any Wikileaks archive posted on a site that is hosted in Webalta [Heihachi] space might be infected with malware. Spamhaus has for over a year regarded Heihachi as an outfit run ‘by criminals for criminals' in the same mould as the criminal Estdomains," the organization added. They said as long as the Russian company offers them reliable hosting resilient to takedowns, they do not care about its other customers. According to Spamhaus, the IRC server used by Anonymous members to communicate is also hosted by the same shady provider. The team has since changed the page to display a list of official WikiLeaks mirrors located around the world and moved the old version of the Web site to Source: Friendly-Provider-173087.shtml

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