And you know what’s even more concerning than all this stuff about Express? CYBERGHOST owned by Crossrider – a shady Israeli business that makes malware to hijack devices and collect data. Look at who is running CyberGhost! Why is nobody url talking about this?
If a country is outside of the 14 eyes, than that country supposedly is more secure as a base of location right? Well, why wouldn’t every VPN just “base” their VPN in this fashion? Well, a decent amount of well-funded VPNs do indeed do this by creating off-shore companies that trick users into think that they are outside the 14 eyes and have a secure base. We already covered (a country that has mandatory data-retention laws).
Additionally, I do want to point out that Chenbao, LTD is not a “Chinese company” in terms of technicalities, but there are many rumors that the owners have interests and business connections in China. It’s a private corporation, based in Hong Kong, so it would make sense for ExpressVPN to setup shop with this company since its anonymous. With an anonymous company, how can you trust them when you don’t even know who owns the business? How can you trust them when they cover up this information I’ve revealed in this post, that they are most likely based in Hong Kong?
I want to be clear that I’m showing you findings on the internet that point to ExpressVPN sharing offices with Chenbao LTD. Which I don’t think ExpressVPN will openly admit. As you can see from the internet web archive, they claimed they used to be based in Hong Kong as well. So what do you think? Is ExpressVPN really based in the British Virgin Islands, or are they guilty of using an off-shore location as a marketing scheme and are really based in Hong Kong?
Interesting as well, is how a Reddit user who seems to be an ExpressVPN employee responds.
One reason I started this research and theories about ExpressVPN is that they originally use to be branded as a Hong Kong Based VPN. If the company originated in this fashion on their website back in 2009 or so, how could they all the sudden just change where they are based? Perhaps they haven’t. They are just hiding it.
Every Chinese VPN is pretty much owned by the government, or just blocked if they are not in compliance. If a Chinese based VPN is operating from Hong Kong, China, then you can be sure the Chinese government OWNS all the data. Here is some text to confirm from their own website archived on the internet via this in 2009.
We can see the ExpressVPN office marked down in the bottom left corner. It also says, AXA Centre, Wan Chai. So yes, ExpressVPN and Chenbao LTD share the same office.It appears customer services, billing, and dev takes place there. So, is it so wrong to assume that MAYBE owners are in China? You be the judge.
Sure, they could have an office in the British Virgin Islands, or say they are based there, but that doesn’t mean the company isthere. “Unlike other VPN services, our network is located in Hong Kong, which is Asia’s premier Internet hub and offers rapid data transmission speeds to Mainland China and the rest of the world.”
And let’s not forget go that Express had their no logs claims proven when they got a server seized in Turkey, because the target was apparently also using ExpressVPN… And what did we learn? Express did not have any logs and they did not bow down to a foreign government demanding data. That case gives them more street cred than most any other VPN provider in my book. I think PIA made some statements in a court or something, but that doesn’t prove a damn thing. When servers are seized, that is the real deal. I’m not huge fan of Express, but they have earned some credibility.
So just because ExpressVPN claims they paintings91.tk”>expressvpn hong kong office< are based in the British Virgin Islands, I would take that with a grain of salt. And we’ll keep discussing why that is below. Perhaps, they are based in Hong Kong, which sure as hell is no British Virgin Islands.
The problem with ExpressVPN is they’re one of the only VPN companies who work quite reliably in China. There is a rumour the reason for this is because they cooperate with the Chinese government. Hong Kong is a part of China, and it is very suspicious they try so hard to hide their Chinese connection.
How is having staff based in Hong Kong irrelevant? I wouldn’t want my VPN to have an office in China where the gov can force said VPN company to give up customer data. But that’s not really the kicker, since ExpressVPN , owns ExpressVPN. But I can prove that they are in the same office building, which leads me to that conclusion.
ExpressVPN is one of the most popular VPNs in the world. It has tons of servers, plenty of web pages with hefty marketing content, and an admittedly decent VPN app. However, is the company and thus the services as secure as they make it out to be? ExpressVPN explains on their website that they are based in the “British Virgin Islands”. The reasoning behind this decision is that it enables them to remain outside what is known as the “14 eyes” our essentially, the global spy network alliance.