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05/04/18 |Research # , , , ,

The cost of launching a DDoS attack

 

The article is prepared especially for Securelist.com

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal. The motives behind such attacks can vary – from cyber-hooliganism to extortion. There have been cases where criminal groups have threatened their victims with a DDoS attack unless the latter paid 5 bitcoins (more than $5,000). Often, a DDoS attack is used to distract IT staff while another cybercrime such as data theft or malware injection is carried out.

Almost anyone can fall victim to a DDoS attack. They are relatively cheap and easy to organize, and can be highly effective if reliable protection is not in place. Based on analysis of the data obtained from open sources (for example, offers to organize DDoS attacks on Internet forums or in Tor), we managed to find out the current cost of a DDoS attack on the black market. We also established what exactly the cybercriminals behind DDoS attacks offer their customers.

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13/11/13 |Blog # , , , ,

Web under pressure: DDoS as a Service (ZeroNights 2013)

Any web project has one important efficiency metric: maximum load. This talk will utilize a nontrivial look at stress testing services: we will see how a harmless instrument can be turned into a DDoS tool.

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