One of the basic requirements to keeping a cybercriminal operation running smoothly, covertly, and for a prolonged period is a reliable web hosting service that can withstand abuse complaints and law enforcement takedown requests. These bulletproof hosting services are essentially cybercriminal hideouts for lease, designed specifically to give threat actors stable servers where they can store malicious files or even the malware necessary for their operations.
Void Griffon is our name for a provider that has been active since 2006. Its service has been used for multiple years by some of today's top-tier advanced persistent threat (APT) groups and malware distributors.
Trend Micro uses cybercriminals’ dependence on such infrastructure against them, tracking and proactively blocking such service providers to protect customers early in the attack chain. The short video series below tells you all you need to know about these bulletproof hosting service providers.
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