First of all: I don't know if this comunity is the right one for this question. If it's not I'm sorry in advance.
I'm learning about proxies right now and from what I understand I can route my traffic to a certain server and that server will take care of doing my "GET" request (if it's a webpage). My question here is the other way around: How do you route traffic coming from an outside server?
Lets say I have a RAT running on my computer. The server (the infected machine) is going to send the packets to my home computer. What if I want it to send it to a proxy first and then to me?
From my perspective you can rent a server and configure that server to redirect all the traffic to you but wouldn't that server be directly connected to you?
I'm asking this question because I would like to know how can criminals commit such crimes and not get caught with it. I don't know if the TOR network is involved in this question.