Criminal Charges Filed in DDoS-for-Hire Services

Criminal Charges Filed in DDoS-for-Hire Services

Efforts to take down multiple domains that offered distributed denial-of-services (DDoSs) for hire were successful and resulted in another announcement from the Justice Department (DOJ), which declared that it had seized 15 internet domains, as well as filed criminal charges against three defendants who facilitated the computer attack platforms.

According to a DOJ news release the sites were selling what are commonly known as “booter” or “stresser” services. When purchased, users could leverage these services to launch DDoS attacks, which overwhelm victim computers with a flood of information that prevents them from successfully accessing the internet.

By Kacy Zurkus 

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