Segments in this Video

Online Sovereign State (02:58)


Data Havens are the last bastion of true freedom on the web. Sealand, an abandoned World War II gun platform later recognized as a principality, hosts servers for customers who want no government oversight.

CyberBunker (02:16)

The server company allegedly hosts numerous spammers and hackers. Believed to be situated in a Cold War bunker in Holland, Prowse attempts to enter the facility. A face scanner denies him entrance; garbage and empty server racks indicate an occupant.

Prowse Sets a Meeting (03:20)

Prowse tours the facility with Raymond Bierens and Roy Janson heads of OBE-One— they deny they are CyberBunker. They compare providing on-line and physical protection for a client's valuable data to providing protection from Russia during the Cold War. There is little cyber security in the age of the Cloud and Oracle.

Cyberbanker Evolved (02:28)

Liam O'Murchu recommends companies choose a bulletproof hosting provider that best suits its needs. Prowse tours Bahnhoff, a bunker in Stockholm that once hosted WikiLeaks.

Bulletproof Hosting (02:00)

Jon Kartung acknowledges the possibility that Banhoff servers hold illegal material, but notes that he does not control what is stored. O'Murchu explains that some hosting companies have little accountability and ignore abuse complaints. In Malaysia, Prowse tracks down another hosting company in an unassuming apartment building.

White Hat Hackers (03:25)

Amin Hamid and Kai Jern explain how bulletproof hosting companies are nomadic in name and location— most crimes perpetrated are fraud and phishing. Prowse travels to The Hague and visits Ecatel, but is turned away at the door.

The Jester (02:00)

Prowse talks to a patriotic activist who takes down jihadist websites and hacks into the email of Iran's president to prevent the use of emails to recruit, radicalize, and train online. A successful bulletproof company will disperse information across several sites and countries so that if one facility is breached, its customers will not lose data or speed.

Reliable Hosting Without Censorship (03:41)

Lackey joined CloudFlare which is currently under fire from a hacking group for hosting ISIS websites— he won't comment. The members of Anonymous contact CloudFlare daily about the issue, but to no response. Hill explains how hosting companies have to be responsible for their content.

Credits: The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet: Where Cybercrime Goes to Hide (01:34)

Credits: The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet: Where Cybercrime Goes to Hide

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What if there were "countries" the size of the average suburban household? What if they had their own rules, laws, and currencies? What if one of them almost brought the entire Internet to its knees? They’re called data havens, and they are the Switzerlands of the Internet: bunkers, caves, and sea fortresses, offering cybercriminals and freedom fighters alike the privacy to conduct unregulated information exchanges, malware attacks, spam dumps, ransomware breaches, and more. Nearly every cybercriminal alive walks these halls, virtually or literally. Here today, gone tomorrow, disappearing and re-emerging, these independent micro-nations are the sole provider of true online privacy, offering 100% anonymity without any government restrictions. Welcome to The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet.

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL115050

ISBN: 978-1-68272-958-8

Copyright date: ©2016

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