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Booter Boss Busted By Bacon Pizza Buy

A Pennsylvania man who operated one of the Internet’s longest-running online attack-for-hire or “booter” services was sentenced to five years probation today. While the young man’s punishment was heavily tempered by his current poor health, the defendant’s dietary choices may have contributed to both his capture and the lenient
Publish At:2020-02-04 20:35 | Read:258 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News Assistant U.S. Attorney Ada

DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others. Tucker Preston, 22, of Macon, Ga., pleaded guilty last week in a New Jersey court to one count of damaging protected computers by transmission of a pr
Publish At:2020-01-20 20:35 | Read:371 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News BackConnect Security LLC Fr

DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

A 21-year-old Illinois man was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison for running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. This individual’s sentencing comes more than five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the defendant and his father and urged the latter to take a more active interest in his
Publish At:2019-11-20 09:40 | Read:714 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News Andrew Quez Brian Martinez

Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author?

On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices like wireless routers and security cameras into a botnet for use in large cyberattacks. Roughly a week after that assault, the individual(s) who launched that attack — usi
Publish At:2017-01-18 22:00 | Read:9349 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon Ammar Zuberi anime anna-senpai applej4ck

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

vDOS — a so-called “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands of paying customers and their
Publish At:2016-09-08 18:30 | Read:4105 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon applej4ck Bitcoin booter

Stress-Testing the Booter Services, Financially

The past few years have witnessed a rapid proliferation of cheap, Web-based services that troublemakers can hire to knock virtually any person or site offline for hours on end. Such services succeed partly because they’ve enabled users to pay for attacks with PayPal. But a collaborative effort by PayPal and security researchers has made it far more dif
Publish At:2015-08-17 10:35 | Read:4878 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 booter services CloudFlare C

Indexing the Dark Web One Hacking Forum At A Time

CANCUN–There are only so many ways to tip-toe around some of the Internet’s darker, seedier corners. Sites offering illegal drugs, DDoS for hire and other questionable merchandise are often laden with malware, hazardous to visit, and in turn, can be hard to fully get a grip on.But according to Staffan Truvé, the CTO and co-founder of Recorded Fut
Publish At:2015-02-18 05:45 | Read:21451 | Comments:6 | Tags:Security Analyst Summit Vulnerabilities Web Security Dark We

The Internet of Dangerous Things

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to silence end users and sideline Web sites grew with alarming frequency and size last year, according to new data released this week. Those findings dovetail quite closely with the attack patterns seen against this Web site over the past year. Arbor Networks, a major provider of services to help block DD
Publish At:2015-01-30 01:40 | Read:6119 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire The Coming Storm Akamai Arbor Networks booter


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