back to article Did you know: Crimelords behind DDoS attacks offer customer loyalty points?

The DDoS attack business has advanced to the point that running an attack can cost as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up losing thousands, if not millions of dollars. Kaspersky Lab’s experts were also able to calculate that an attack using a cloud-based botnet of 1,000 desktops is likely to cost the …

  1. Your alien overlord - fear me

    "originating from IPs in China" - bloody outsourcers

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Given the history for engineering id imagine after Brexit the Brits will be turning to industries like this.

      Rule Britannia, Brittania spams the web!

      Prince Charles will be gearing up already with his Duchy Originals line of spam services. It'll be available via your local Waitrose.

      We'll spam harder than anyone since each outgoing message will be followed by an apology. Thats a 2x amplification.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    <sarcasm>Don'tcha just love free-market capitalism at its most rampant and pungent dysfunctional best?</sarcasm>

  3. Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge

    So who benefits from a DDOS?

    Unscrupulous capitalist pigs sabotaging the competition?

    People who want revenge?

    People out to cause trouble for no reason?

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      The guys selling them?

      1. Richard 12 Silver badge

        The question is more "Who's buying them?"

        I guess it could be cover for intrusion attempts or revenge for a slight or insult, but otherwise what do the purchasers want to get out of it?

        "For the LOLs" doesn't really work if you just pay a few hundred USD, it's a bit expensive for a laugh and not visceral enough for a "to prove I can".

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Easy and cheap to launch a DDoS attack

    It's very easy and cheap to launch DDoS attacks with the easy availability of booter and stresser services. As Kaspersky and the Incapsula report note, having a DDoS protection service makes DDoS attacks much harder to succeed and more expensive (and thus a deterrent) for perpetrators to launch.

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