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FBI Crackdown on DDoS-for-hire Sites led to 85% Slash in Attack Sizes

Admin Globaldots
25.03.2019
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In December, the FBI seized the domains of 15 of the world’s biggest “booters” (websites that sell distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, services) – a crackdown that’s led to an 85% decrease in the average size of DDoS attacks on a year-on-year basis, according to a new report.

According to NexusGuard’s DDoS Threat Report 2018 Q4, the number of DDoS attacks also fell by 10.99% when compared with attacks during the same time in 2017.

That’s thanks to the FBI taking down the booters that were allegedly responsible for what the DDoS security provider says was more than 200,000 DDoS attacks since 2014.

Besides the drop in overall activity, both the average and the maximum DDoS attack sizes also dropped like rocks – by 85.36% and 23.91%, according to NexusGuard’s analysis.

DDoS-for-hire sites sell high-bandwidth internet attack services under the guise of “stress testing.” One example is Lizard Squad, which, until its operators were busted in 2016, rented out its LizardStresser attack service. …an attack service that was, suitably enough, given a dose of its own medicine when it was hacked in 2015.

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