The US Department of Justice announced the closure of 13 sites associated with platforms for cybercriminals to organize DDoS attacks on demand.The seizure became part of a large-scale international operation called PowerOFF, in which law enforcement officers are fighting DDoS infrastructures around the world.
We also wrote that The number of ransomware DDoS attacks has dropped significantly, and also that Cloudflare Recorded the Most Powerful DDoS Attack in the History of Observations.
And also the media wrote that Russian Hackers Use Passion DDoS Platform to Attack Medical Facilities.
The US Department of Justice reports that it has carried out a third wave of actions against the so-called “booters” and “stressers“. If a booter is a service that allows attackers to order a DDoS attack on any site or device connected to the Internet, then a stresser offers the same functionality, but supposedly is designed to legitimately test the reliability of web services and the servers behind them.
Let me remind you that last year, American law enforcement officers immediately closed 48 sites that were used to organize DDoS attacks around the world.
The full list of domains confiscated by law enforcement officers can be seen in the table below.
Before the takeover, the FBI tested all the services, opening or renewing accounts on each, and assessing the impact of DDoS attacks on targeted computers, according to the released affidavit. These tests have helped validate the effectiveness of the booters, with the FBI saying some of the attacks took targeted devices offline.
One of the FBI tests
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