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‘Perfect Privacy’ VPN Servers Seized By Police

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A few days ago, two servers belonging to the virtual private network (VPN) provider Perfect Privacy was seized by the Dutch police as a part of an investigation that they are currently doing. The reason as to why the servers were seized still remains unclear.

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The authorities didn’t contact Perfect Privacy and went directly to I3D, the hosting company of the servers, with a subpoena requesting the hardware. According to a statement by Perfect Privacy, they have no information regarding the requisition of the hardware since the police skirted them and were merely informed by I3D.

VPN provider Perfect Privacy has had two of its servers seized by Dutch police in Rotterdam, Netherlands as part of an active investigation. Police bypassed the VPN service and went directly to the company’s hosting provider, I3D, who complied with a subpoena requesting the hardware. At the time of writing, it remains unclear why the servers in question were taken.

However, Perfect Privacy assured its customers not to worry since the seized hardware contains no personally identifiable data due to their strict, no-logging policy. They guaranteed that no user data will be compromised since they stick to their privacy policies.

In an interview with TorrentFreak, I3D said that while they are working with the Dutch authorities to help with the current investigation, they are also considering their customers’ best interests.

“When the Dutch police contact us with a subpoena, we work with them in a professional manner and ensure their request and our responses are in compliance with the Dutch law. We think with the affected customer as well, for example by making temporary capacity available so the customer does not suffer extended downtime during the investigation.”

Meanwhile, the seized servers were quickly replaced with two replacement servers so it didn’t result to any downtime. The customers can still enjoy Perfect Privacy’s services the same way as before.

Perfect Privacy has been in the industry since 2008, and this is one of the risks in the company’s quest to provide anonymity, along with other VPN providers. Criminals will take advantage of a VPN’s ability to hide their IP addresses and cover their tracks.

Sadly, the good benefits of a VPN service is trampled upon by the fraudulent acts of criminals prowling the web nowadays. While seizing the servers and requesting the hardware is a part of following the law on cyber crimes, these events could have been prevented by simply avoiding to participate in any criminal activities.

Perfect Privacy’ VPN Servers Seized By Police

 

 

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