NCA Harvests Info on DDoS-For-Hire With Fake Booter Sites


The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed it is running several fake DDoS-for-hire websites in a bid to disrupt this thriving part of the cybercrime economy.

The agency revealed the news after deciding to go public with one of these sites, by replacing it with a splash page warning users that their data had been collected by law enforcers.

The NCA didn’t say how many of the sites it had set up as part of the operation, but claimed that “several thousand” people had already accessed them in search of the “booter” services needed to launch DDoS attacks against targets.

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