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The FBI Is Arresting People Who Rent DDoS Botnets
12-19-2016, 01:52 AM #1
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This week the FBI arrested a 26-year-old southern California man for launching a DDoS attack against online chat service Chatango at the end of 2014 and in early 2015 -- part of a new crackdown on the customers of "DDoS-for-hire" services. An anonymous reader writes:
Sean Krishanmakoto Sharma, a computer science graduate student at USC, is now facing up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000. Court documents describe a service called Xtreme Stresser as "basically a Linux botnet DDoS tool," and allege that Sharma rented it for an attack on Chatango, an online chat service. "Sharma is now free on a $100,000 bail," reports Bleeping Computer, adding "As part of his bail release agreement, Sharma is banned from accessing certain sites such as HackForums and tools such as VPNs..."

"Sharma's arrest is part of a bigger operation against DDoS-for-Hire services, called Operation Tarpit," the article points out. "Coordinated by Europol, Operation Tarpit took place between December 5 and December 9, and concluded with the arrest of 34 users of DDoS-for-hire services across the globe, in countries such as Australia, Belgium, France, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States." It grew out of an earlier investigation into a U.K.-based DDoS-for-hire service which had 400 customers who ultimately launched 603,499 DDoS attacks on 224,548 targets.

Most of the other suspects arrested were under the age of 20.

Watch yer step.
12-19-2016, 01:55 AM #2
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12-19-2016, 02:30 AM #3
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Upholding the law is usually a step in the right direction.

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12-19-2016, 02:59 AM #4
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i think this goes too far. some anti hacking laws are way too strict.
12-19-2016, 03:04 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Vell vell Herr fb, are you defending Putin?

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12-19-2016, 03:05 PM #6
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(12-19-2016, 03:04 AM)Octo Wrote:  Vell vell Herr fb, are you defending Putin?

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i'm defending freedom. chuckle.gif



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