Bulletproof hosting admins plead guilty to running cybercrime safe haven

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Four individuals from Eastern Europe face 20 years in prison for Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) charges after pleading guilty to running a bulletproof hosting service as a safe haven for cybercrime operations targeting US entities.

The bulletproof hosting service was founded by Russian citizens Aleksandr Grichishkin and Andrei Skvortsov, who hired Lithuanian Aleksandr Skorodumov and Estonian Pavel Stassi as the organization’s system admin and administrator, respectively.

Grichishkin and Skvortsov were the ones overseeing marketing, personnel management, and client support, while Skorodumov and Stassi were responsible for keeping all systems running and helping clients behind malware and botnet operations to optimize their “services.”

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