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September 8, 2016

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

This post was originally published on this sitevDOS — a so-called “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands of paying customers and their targets. The vDOS database, obtained by KrebsOnSecurity.com at the end of July 2016, points to two young men in Israel as the principal owners and masterminds of the attack service, with support services coming from several young hackers in the United States. The vDos […]
September 8, 2016

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

This post was originally published on this sitevDOS — a “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands of paying customers and their targets. The vDOS database, obtained by KrebsOnSecurity.com at the end of July 2016, points to two young men in Israel as the principal owners and masterminds of the attack service, with support services coming from several young hackers in the United States. The vDos home […]
September 21, 2016

KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS

This post was originally published on this siteOn Tuesday evening, KrebsOnSecurity.com was the target of an extremely large and unusual distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack designed to knock the site offline. The attack did not succeed thanks to the hard work of the engineers at Akamai, the company that protects my site from such digital sieges. But according to Akamai, it was nearly double the size of the largest attack they’d seen previously, and was among the biggest assaults the Internet has ever witnessed. The attack began around 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 20, and initial reports put it at approximately 665 Gigabits […]
September 21, 2016

KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS

This post was originally published on this siteOn Tuesday evening, KrebsOnSecurity.com was the target of an extremely large and unusual distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack designed to knock the site offline. The attack did not succeed thanks to the hard work of the engineers at Akamai, the company that protects my site from such digital sieges. But according to Akamai, it was nearly double the size of the largest attack they’d seen previously, and was among the biggest assaults the Internet has ever witnessed. The attack began around 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 20, and initial reports put it at approximately 665 Gigabits […]