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User of the world’s biggest DDoS-for-hire website? Police say they’re coming after you
When police shut down the notorious website webstresser.org last year and arrested its administrators, a clear message was sent to the site’s 151,000 users: you’re next. Until its takedown, webstresser.org was believed to the world’s biggest marketplace for the hiring of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. For as little as 15 euros a month, Webstresser’s customers could pay for DDoS attacks to be launched against websites – swamping them with traffic, and knocking them offline. The site made it possible for individuals with little or no knowledge to launch crippling DDoS attacks. In all, it’s said that cybercriminals used Webstresser to launch over four million attacks, including major DDoS attacks targeting gambling sites, gaming sites, police forces, and top banks. Thankfully, international law enforcement’s “Operation Power Off” put an end to Webstresser’s activities in April 2018, arresting the site’s administrators and commandeering its infrastructure.
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