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FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites, 3 Operators Charged

FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites, 3 Operators Charged

December 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The FBI just saved the Christmas. The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier today that the FBI has seized domains of 15 "DDoS-for-hire" websites and charged three individuals running some of these services. DDoS-for-hire , or "Booter" or "Stresser," services rent out access to a network of infected devices, which then can be used by anyone, even the least tech-savvy individual, to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against any website and disrupt its access. In recent years, multiple hacking groups ruined Christmas Day for millions of gamers by taking down PlayStation, Xbox networks and other gaming servers using massive DDoS attacks. "Booter services such as those named in this action allegedly cause attacks on a wide array of victims in the United States and abroad, including financial institutions, universities, internet service providers, government systems, and various gaming platforms," the DoJ said. &qu
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from 'The Hacker News'

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from 'The Hacker News'

December 25, 2013Swati Khandelwal
The Christmas spirit has finally arrived. It's Christmas Day, a time for family and friends. We have had another wonderful year here at ' The Hacker News ', so we not only want to wish you a Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, but also thank you for reading our articles, commenting, sending tips and joining us for spreading Cyber awareness. We really appreciate your support and engagement with THN and with same goal i.e. To provide the most up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics that relate to hackers and security experts worldwide, we will return back with new ideas, gifts and stories from 1st January, 2014. Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Happy New Year to you and yours.
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