Sting op takes down 50 DDoS-for-hire domains

Police around the globe have seized as many as 50 internet domains said to be involved in tens of millions of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks worldwide. Seven people were collared during the swoop.

The so-called “booter” websites sold “some of the world’s leading DDoS-for-hire services,” allowing paying customers to launch these networking-flooding cyberattacks against chosen victims, according to the US Justice Department, which announced 48 domain seizures and criminal charges against six individuals on Wednesday.

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Source: The Register