back to article World's biggest DDoS-for-hire souk shuttered, masterminds cuffed

Cops yesterday cuffed IT admins behind the "world’s biggest DDoS marketplace", webstresser.org, Europol confirmed today. Europol said Webstresser.org had 136,000 registered users and four million attacks measured by April 2018, targeting online services from banks, government institutions, police forces and the gaming world. …

  1. Jan 0 Silver badge

    It would be interesting to hear how much the attack on GitHub would have cost. Could it have been a demonstration of the power of webstressor to impress a customer?

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    Good on the cops

    I look forward to hearing how the cops are hunting down the registered scum that subsidized those jackasses.

    1. Kibble 2
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      Re: Good on the cops

      I'm hoping to find out what sort of punishments are handed out, and munch popcorn while the usual discourse over jail sentence time drags on. Those who create a business model of chaos as a service or utilize those businesses deserve years of porridge.

      Hopefully there will be updating of this article.

  3. wtftots

    Europol? Looks like USA did it on the website, DoD, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, who is that, NCIS big brother?

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    World's biggest DDoS-for-hire shuttered

    Would only work except for all those compromised Windows computers out there on the series of tubes.

    1. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: World's biggest DDoS-for-hire shuttered

      And all the compromised routers, compromised servers, and compromised phones of course...

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