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Who Is Marcus Hutchins?

In early August 2017, FBI agents in Las Vegas arrested 23-year-old British security researcher Marcus Hutchins on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins was virtually unknown to most in the security community until May 2017 when the U.K. media revealed him as the
Publish At:2017-09-09 13:55 | Read:2365 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 184.168.88.189 atthackers@hotmail.com Blackhole bv1 co

Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service

A new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as “booters” or “stressers” — virtual hired muscle that can be rented to knock nearly any website offline. Last fall, two 18-year-old Israeli men were arrested for allegedly running vDOS, perhaps the most successful booter s
Publish At:2017-06-06 18:20 | Read:1752 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other attack years Bitcoin booter Hackforums New York Univer

UK Man Gets Two Years in Jail for Running ‘Titanium Stresser’ Attack-for-Hire Service

A 20-year-old man from the United Kingdom was sentenced to two years in prison today after admitting to operating and selling access to “Titanium Stresser,” a simple-to-use service that let paying customers launch crippling online attacks against Web sites and individual Internet users. Adam Mudd of Hertfordshire, U.K. admitted to three counts of
Publish At:2017-04-25 21:50 | Read:1423 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other booter service Eastern Region Special Operations Unit

Dual-Use Software Criminal Case Not So Novel

“He built a piece of software. That tool was pirated and abused by hackers. Now the feds want him to pay for the computer crooks’ crimes.” The above snippet is the subhead of a story published last month by the The Daily Beast titled, “FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One.” The subject of that piece — a 26-year-old America
Publish At:2017-04-04 14:55 | Read:2828 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Aeonhack Allison Nixon Blackshades RAT Blackshades tro

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:4992 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon Ammar Zuberi anime anna-senpai applej4ck

Hackforums Shutters Booter Service Bazaar

Perhaps the most bustling marketplace on the Internet where people can compare and purchase so-called “booter” and “stresser” subscriptions — attack-for-hire services designed to knock Web sites offline — announced last week that it has permanently banned the sale and advertising of these services. On Friday, Oct. 28, Jess
Publish At:2016-10-31 16:35 | Read:2880 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Allison Nixon Anna_Senpai booter cryptor DDoS Dyn Elli

Are the Days of “Booter” Services Numbered?

It may soon become easier for Internet service providers to anticipate and block certain types of online assaults launched by Web-based attack-for-hire services known as “booter” or “stresser” services, new research released today suggests. The findings come from researchers in Germany who’ve been studying patterns that emerge w
Publish At:2016-10-27 20:50 | Read:3236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other AmpPot booter bulletproof hosting Christian Rossow Clo

Source Code for IoT Botnet ‘Mirai’ Released

The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released, virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers,
Publish At:2016-10-01 14:35 | Read:3976 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other anna-senpai bashlight Dale Drew DDoS Gartner Inc. Hack

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:2252 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 82.118.233.144 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:2946 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 booter services CloudFlare C

PayIvy Sells Your Online Accounts Via PayPal

Normally, if one wishes to buy stolen account credentials for paid online services like Netflix, Hulu, XBox Live or Spotify, the buyer needs to visit a cybercrime forum or drop into a dark Web marketplace that only accepts Bitcoin as payment. Increasingly, however, these accounts are showing up for sale at Payivy[dot]com, an open Web marketplace that happily
Publish At:2015-05-06 12:05 | Read:2249 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 adobe Bitcoin Hackforums hul

Who’s in the Lizard Squad?

The core members of a group calling itself “Lizard Squad” — which took responsibility for attacking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft‘s Xbox networks and knocking them offline for Christmas Day — want very much to be recognized for their actions. So, here’s a closer look at two young men who appear to be anxious to le
Publish At:2014-12-29 09:30 | Read:3580 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Breadcrumbs Ne'er-Do-Well News BBC Radio H

Popular Hackforums Website Defaced by Egyptian Hacker

Hackforums - one of the popular hacking forum in the world - has been hacked and defaced by the famous Egyptian hacker with the online handle Eg-R1z.HackForums is popular among both whitehats and blackhats. On one end of the spectrum, HackForums helps over 110,000 hacking community members to remove dangerous malware off of their computers, as well as promot
Publish At:2014-08-28 12:00 | Read:2296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Defacement download hacking tools Egyptian Hacker Hackforums

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