Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2021
Dutch police warn customers of a popular DDoS booter service

Dutch police warn customers of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) website of stopping using the service to avoid prosecution. Dutch police warn customers of a booter service, abused to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, of to stop using it to avoid prosecution. The letter sent by the Dutch Police aims to work as a deterrent […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2020
The Dutch police took down 15 DDoS-for-hire services in a week

Dutch authorities have taken down 15 DDoS-for-hire services in a week, this is another success of law enforcement in the fight against cybercrime. An operation conducted by Dutch authorities last week has shut down 15 DDoS-for-hire services (aka DDoS booters or DDoS stressor), states a press release published by Dutch police. The operation was conducted […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2018
Apophis Squad hacker group is the alleged responsible for the DDoS attack against ProtonMail

A massive DDoS attack hit encrypted email provider ProtonMail, experts believe it was powered by Russian hackers. On Wednesday morning, ProtonMail informed customers that its systems were under attack that was causing a delay in the delivery of the messages. Our network is under attack again. No data is breached or lost, but emails will be […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2018
A New Mexico man sentenced to 15 Years in jail for DDoS Attacks and possession of firearms

A New Mexico man admitted being responsible for DDoS attacks against the websites of former employers, business competitors, and public services. John Kelsey Gammell, 55, from New Mexico has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on dozens of organizations and for firearms-related charges. The man used popular ‘services of […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2016
2 Israeli teens arrested for allegedly running the vDoS booter

The Israeli law enforcement arrested two youngsters suspected of operating the infamous vDoS booter. Israeli authorities have arrested two alleged operators of a DDoS service, named vDOS, as the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI. The popular security investigator Brian Krebs reported that the duo behind the vDOS booter service had earned more than $600,000 […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 24, 2016
Akamai Threat Advisory – Evolution of DDoS attacks

According to the US-based Akamai Technologies Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) attacks have a great level of sophistication today. The Morris Worm of 1989 caused massive damage and losses with its unintentionally caused Denial Of Service (DoS) attacks. Fast forward to today, attacks have sharpened teeth targeting almost every IT service, from telco to gaming firms. […]