Dienstag, 13. September 2016

infoSecurity-Magazine: A ‘booter’ service designed to simplify DDoS attacks has been hacked and the details of its paying customers revealed, it has emerged.


Researcher Brian Krebs revealed the news in a blog post, claiming the vDOS tool had made its Israeli owners around $600,000 in two years.

During that time, the service has been prolific – accounting for the majority of DDoS attacks on the internet, he claimed.

"And in just four months between April and July 2016, vDOS was responsible for launching more than 277 million seconds of attack time, or approximately 8.81 years' worth of attack traffic," Krebs continued.