This is the third installment of LeaseWeb’s bi-annually Law Enforcement Transparency Report. It shows the number of demands we received in the prior six months. The figures below are for the period of July 1st – December 31st, 2013.
LeaseWeb believes that clients and other stakeholders deserve a clear articulation of LeaseWeb’s obligations and responsibilities to increase their understanding on how we ensure the highest quality of service, while adhering to the law. Customers are increasingly using technology to communicate and to store private and sensitive information. Like others in the technology industry, we believe it is important for the public to have transparent information about law enforcement access to customer data.
As one of the largest hosting providers in the world, with almost four percent of the entire global IP traffic under our management, LeaseWeb continuously combats cybercrime in its many forms, dealing swiftly and professionally with any detected malicious activity within its network. Last weekend the leaseweb.com website was unfortunately a direct target of cybercriminals itself. For a short period of time some visitors of leaseweb.com were redirected to another, non-LeaseWeb IP address, after the leaseweb.com DNS was changed at the registrar.
Last week Kim Dotcom tweeted some statements claiming LeaseWeb B.V. wiped data from 630 dedicated servers leased to former storage service client MegaUpload. Today we received a message from a TorrentFreak.com journalist stating MegaUpload’s legal team had approached them showing an email that would contradict LeaseWeb B.V.’s version of the MegaUpload story. The legal team of MegaUpload says they did place a request showing interest in retaining the data last year, in contrast to our version stating that for almost a year we did not receive a request for access or any request to retain the data of MegaUpload. Read the rest of this entry »
LeaseWeb, a leading global hosting provider, is sponsoring StopBadware (www.stopbadware.org) to make the internet safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of malware websites. LeaseWeb will provide hosted server infrastructure, physical capacity and redundancy for the network and services, to support the growth of the global initiative.
If it is up to the Dutch Minister of Economics, Maxime Verhagen, net neutrality will be legally adopted in the Netherlands. This was stated in the Dutch Parliament during a debate yesterday regarding a new telecommunications law where the “net neutrality” amendment was embraced by most political parties. The amendment requires Internet providers and telecom operators ensure equal access for customers to all types of content, services, or applications and prohibits the blocking, delay or obstruction of specific services.
Cybercrime dominated the IT and national press in 2010 with many high profile incidents from global cyber attacks to international botnet busts. Stuxnet, which is a form of malware that targets industrial equipment appeared in June 2010, and changed the cyber security landscape as we know it. The Stuxnet incident provided a wakeup call to businesses and governments. Stuxnet reinforced the idea that cyber warfare has become very real and a serious threat to internet security. The FBI recently announced it logged its two millionth internet crime complaint in November, reflecting the continued growth of cybercrime.
Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting the administrator of the site Abuse.ch, the leading Zeus tracker site. Abuse.ch is one of a number of sites LeaseWeb supports under its Community Outreach Project to make the internet a safer and better place. LeaseWeb works with many not-for-profit organizations that monitor the web for malicious activity, offering free hosting and servers in return for the information that these groups collect on suspected internet security issues.