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Researchers Map Multi-Network Cybercrime Infrastructure

March 17, 2010

Last week, security experts launched a sneak attack against Troyak, an Internet service provider in Eastern Europe that served as a gateway to a nest of cyber crime activity. For the past seven days, unnamed members of the security community reportedly have been playing Whac-a-Mole with Troyak, which has bounced from one legitimate ISP to the next in a bid to reconnect to the global Internet. But experts say Troyak’s apparent hopscotching is in fact the expected behavior from a carefully architected, round-robin network of backup and redundant carriers, all designed to keep a massive organized criminal operation online should a disaster like the Troyak disconnection strike.