Ukrainian police have arrested a hacker who controlled a 100,000 device botnet used to perform DDoS attacks on behalf of paid customers.
DDoS for hire
The threat actor was arrested at his home in Prykarpattia where he was allegedly using the botnet to perform DDoS attacks or to support other malicious activity for his clients.
This activity included brute-forcing login credentials at web sites, performing spamming operations, and to penetration testing on remote devices to identify and exploit vulnerabilities.
Source: Bleeping Computer