Are You Sharing The Same IP Address As A Criminal?

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 20, 2017 11:15 pm PST

Are you sharing the same IP address as a criminal? Law enforcement call for the end of carrier grade nat (cgn) to increase accountability online. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge commented below.

Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge:

“Unfortunately, CGN is not the only challenge when enforcing enacted laws and prosecuting cybercrime. A great wealth of currently available VPN service providers that you can purchase for bitcoins open up new opportunities to all kinds of digital offenders and predators. Public wireless networks are also a very serious problem, because in most public places video control is either unavailable or is not retained long enough.

The new trend is to compromise a third-party with a motive to commit crime (e.g. a competitor) and conduct the attack from its infrastructure. On the Dark Web, you can buy compromised machines of law enforcement and judicial officers to be used as proxies for attacks. Most cybercrimes become technically uninvestigable or the price of their investigation outweighs any public interest.

Cybercrime is now bigger than the street crime, while police budgets for cybercrime prevention and investigation are greatly insufficient even in developed countries. Governments urgently need to allocate additional budget to law enforcement and policing in the digital space, otherwise in ten years no governments will exist in the Internet and the chaos will reign.”

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