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