When looking at the IPVanish scandal and relating what companies are caught up in this anti-privacy scandal, we need to look for specific company names. IPVanish, its parent company StackPath, and the line of company acquisitions that led to StackPath. IPVanish was owned by a parent company, HighWinds, who also acquired a company who has hosting and routing resources called BandCon. Recently, all of these involved companies were acquired by StackPath.

So we have BandCon = IPVanish = HighWinds = StackPath.

So where does OverPlay come into this equation? Overplay’s VPN and SmartDNS services are using StackPath’s infrastructure.

Here is Overplay’s instructions for setting up SmartDNS:

The two DNS servers are directly linked to HighWinds (StackPath), the owners of IPVanish.

The secondary DNS server is linked to BandCon which is also IPVanish/HighWinds/Stackpath infrastructure.If IPVanish can’t be trusted, neither can any other company that is using the same infrastructure.