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German Police Raid DDoS-Friendly Host ‘FlyHosting’

Krebs on Security

Authorities in Germany this week seized Internet servers that powered FlyHosting , a dark web offering that catered to cybercriminals operating DDoS-for-hire services, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. “Police says: They support ddos attacks, C&C/C2 and stresser a bit too much. A seizure notice left on the FlyHosting domains. .

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UK Sets Up Fake Booter Sites To Muddy DDoS Market

Krebs on Security

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has been busy setting up phony DDoS-for-hire websites that seek to collect information on users, remind them that launching DDoS attacks is illegal, and generally increase the level of paranoia for people looking to hire such services. In mid-December 2022, the U.S.

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Feds Take Down 13 More DDoS-for-Hire Services

Krebs on Security

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week seized 13 domain names connected to “ booter ” services that let paying customers launch crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Ten of the domains are reincarnations of DDoS-for-hire services the FBI seized in December 2022, when it charged six U.S.

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Six Charged in Mass Takedown of DDoS-for-Hire Sites

Krebs on Security

Department of Justice (DOJ) today seized four-dozen domains that sold “booter” or “stresser” services — businesses that make it easy and cheap for even non-technical users to launch powerful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks designed knock targets offline. The DOJ also charged six U.S.

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DDoS attacks rise as pro-Russia groups attack Finland, Israel

Tech Republic Security

Two Russia-associated groups hit Israel and Finland with DDoS attacks, this week. The post DDoS attacks rise as pro-Russia groups attack Finland, Israel appeared first on TechRepublic. Cybersecurity experts say the actions represent a marked increase in exploits and a harbinger of cyberattacks to come.

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DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

Krebs on Security

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., ” Preston declined to comment for this story.

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New DDoS attacks on Israel’s enterprises should be a wake-up call

Tech Republic Security

Experts see the latest DDoS attacks against Israel as a case study in the effectiveness of simple, brute-force cybersecurity attacks, even against the most sophisticated targets. The post New DDoS attacks on Israel’s enterprises should be a wake-up call appeared first on TechRepublic.

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