Protect your corporate IT network from hackers and other unwanted intruders with Proxy Sentinel™. Click here for all the details and get the peace of mind you deserve.
Back to our Homepage Proxy Sentinel™ high performance Internet proxy server and secure firewall solution Firewall Sentinel™ secure & powerful Internet firewall solution About Internet Security.ca and GCIS Frequently Asked Questions on Internet security issues Internet Security Industry News - Stay informed of what's happening Contact Internet Security.ca today and order your Proxy Sentinel™ or Firewall Sentinel™ server now!

Two men arrested for running distributed-denial-of service attacks

Sponsered ads:
Read the latest IT news. Visit ItDirection.net. Updated several times daily.

If you need reliability when it comes to SMTP servers, get the best, get Port 587.

Get a powerful Linux Dual-Core dedicated server for less than $2.67 a day!

Share on Twitter.

September 12, 2016

We learned earlier today that two Israeli men have been arrested for running a distributed-denial-of service-as-a-service site after one seemingly claimed to attack the Pentagon.

The two men (names withheld) were released on $10,000 bonds each following a tip from the FBI.

A Twitter account tweeted that parts of the Pentagon site were down after a DDoS attack.

The pair's DDoS site charged between $30 and $200 a month for DDoS attacks sold as legitimate network 'stress testing'.

"We are not just another booter. (!) We guarantee 10 to 50 Gbps of UDP traffic per stress test using our DNS method, our high-end dedicated servers can satisfy even the most power hungry customers," the two wrote on their website.

The site targeted about 150,000 victims according to a stolen database lifted from the site by an anonymous security researcher who exploited a security vulnerability last year.

That same database revealed the actors' identities along with details of paying customers various sums of cash.

The 'lifted document' mentions victim sites including Britain's Imperial College Model United Nations Club, game site GoodGame.co.uk as well as anti-DDoS site Zare.com.

The site made about $600,000 since about July or August 2014. The two men seemed to have presented the company as a legitimate stress testing service, rather than as 'guns for hire'.

Customers using the "legitimate stress testing company" are told they "are prohibited from stressing internet connections and/or servers that they do not have ownership of or authorization to test".

The two men even authored a technical paper on DDoS in August, signing the document with their real names.

Source: The FBI.

Sponsered ads:
Read the latest IT news. Visit ItDirection.net. Updated several times daily.

If you need reliability when it comes to SMTP servers, get the best, get Port 587.

Get a powerful Linux Dual-Core dedicated server for less than $2.67 a day!

Share on Twitter.


Home | Proxy Sentinel™ | Firewall Sentinel™ | FAQ | News | Sitemap | Contact
Copyright © Internet Security.ca    Terms of use    Privacy agreement    Legal disclaimer