A week in security (June 20 – June 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:30:06 +0000

The most important and interesting computer security stories from the last week.

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“Downthem” DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 2 Years in Prison

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 00:09:09 +0000

A 33-year-old Illinois man was sentenced to two years in prison today following his conviction last year for operating services that allowed paying customers to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against hundreds of thousands of Internet users and websites.

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Booter Boss Busted By Bacon Pizza Buy

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:05:08 +0000

A Pennsylvania man who operated one of the Internet’s longest-running online attack-for-hire or “booter” services was sentenced to five years probation today. While the young man’s punishment was heavily tempered by his current poor health, the defendant’s dietary choices may have contributed to both his capture and the lenient sentencing: Investigators say the onetime booter boss’s identity became clear after he ordered a bacon and chicken pizza delivered to his home using the same email address he originally used to register his criminal attack service.

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DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:13:03 +0000

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.

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DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:05:15 +0000

A 21-year-old Illinois man was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison for running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. This individual’s sentencing comes more than five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the defendant and his father and urged the latter to take a more active interest in his son’s online activities.

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Booter Boss Interviewed in 2014 Pleads Guilty

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:14:05 +0000

A 20-year-old Illinois man has pleaded guilty to running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. The plea deal comes almost exactly five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the admitted felon and his father and urged the latter to take a more active interest in his son’s online activities.

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250 Webstresser Users to Face Legal Action

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:43:59 +0000

More than 250 customers of a popular and powerful online attack-for-hire service that was dismantled by authorities in 2018 are expected to face legal action for the damage they caused, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. In April 2018, investigators in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands took down attack-for-hire service WebStresser[.]org and arrested its alleged administrators. Prior to the takedown, the service had more than 151,000 registered users and was responsible for launching some four million attacks over three years. Now, those same authorities are targeting people who paid the service to conduct attacks.

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