Authorities in Germany this week shut down the services of a bulletproof hosting provider set up in a former NATO bunker that went five floors underground.
The bunker was acquired in 2013 and managed by a Dutch national believed to have ties with organized crime in the Netherlands, who turned it into a heavily secured data center for illegal purposes.
A bulletproof hosting provider rents hosting services with no restrictions to the nature of the content uploaded or distributed, or the type of business conducted.
They are the alternative to regular providers that have strict rules against illegal endeavors and often do not respond to requests from authorities.
Huge building for many servers
On a 3.2 acre property in Traben-Trabach on the banks of Mosel river, the building itself has…