FBI seizes 13 more domains linked to DDoS-for-hire services

From bleepingcomputer.com

The U.S. Justice Department announced today the seizure of 13 more domains linked to DDoS-for-hire platforms, also known as ‘booter’ or ‘stressor’ services.

This week’s seizures are part of a coordinated international law enforcement effort (known as Operation PowerOFF) to disrupt online platforms allowing anyone to launch massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against any target for the right amount of money.

“As part of an ongoing initiative targeting computer attack ‘booter’ services, the Justice Department today announced the court-authorized seizure of 13 internet domains associated with these DDoS-for-hire services,” the Department of Justice said.

“The seizures this week are the third wave of U.S. law enforcement actions against prominent booter services that allowed paying users to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks that flood targeted computers with information and prevent them from being able to access the internet.”

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