Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service
- KrebsonSecurity June 6th, 2017
- Source: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/06/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 service of all time. The young men were detained within hours of being named in a story on this blog as the co-proprietors of the service.