Tags DDoS-for-hire

Dutch police orchestrate takedown of 15 DDoS-for-hire services

by Shannon Vavra • 2 years ago

They also arrested someone suspected to be behind a DDoS attack against websites providing information on the coronavirus.

Someone is using the 'Cozy Bear' moniker to scare DDoS victims into bitcoin payments

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

It looks like scammers are impersonating one of Russia’s most notorious hacking groups in order to extort victims out of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin.

20-year-old pleads guilty to DDoS-for-hire scheme that netted $550,000

by Jeff Stone • 3 years ago

Sergiy Usatyuk and a co-conspirator enabled attackers to use only a web browser to launch a DDoS attack capable of knocking target sites offline.

Lawfare editor on persistent DDoS attack: 'We wish they'd knock it off'

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

The DDoS attack is a reminder of the prevalence of this blunt attack method and of a growing security market for defenses against it.

Three men plead guilty for roles in Mirai botnet empire, court documents show

by Chris Bing • 4 years ago

The defendants, Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman, were all labeled co-conspirators by the Department of Justice.

DDoS-happy teenagers arrested in international cybercrime bust

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 years ago

Dozens of literal script kiddies were arrested in a European police operation targeting DDoS-for-hire users across the continent. The action marked the beginning of a youth awareness campaign trying to get tech savvy teenagers to use their powers for, well, anything but cybercrime.