DDoS-for-hire services seized by authorities in the United States and seized 15 Internet domains associated with the service.

These sites afford “booter” or “stresser” services that allowed users to launch a powerful DDoS attack against the targeted websites and makes inaccessible over the internet.

According to DOJ press release, “Booter services such as those named in this action allegedly cause attacks on a wide array of victims in the United States and abroad, including financial institutions, universities, internet service providers, government systems, and various gaming platforms.”

The authorities seized following 15 such providers who helped customers to launch a DDoS attack knocking websites and network providers offline.


DDoS Attack is one of most dangerous threat for any organization and the attack main aims to exhaust the resources of a network, application or service that leads an organization to face the various technical impacts.

All the services offered to attack infrastructre are tested by FBI and they are available at a very low cost. According to FBI analysis they detemined these services can cause disruptions of networks at all levels.

In conjunction to this, Authorities have issued warrants on criminal charges against three defendants “Matthew Gatrel, 30, of St. Charles, Illinois, and Juan Martinez, 25, of Pasadena, California, with conspiring to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act through the operation of services known as Downthem and Ampnode.”

David Bukoski, 23, charged for with aiding and abetting computer intrusions and his long running Quantum DDoS services which has 80,000 customer subscriptions was seized.

“DDoS for hire services such as these pose a significant national threat,” said U.S. Attorney Schroder. “Coordinated investigations and prosecutions such as these demonstrate the importance of cross-District collaboration and coordination with public sector partners.”

Recently another DDoS-for-Hire service dubbed “0x-booter” advertised in social media that 0x-booter contains 500 Gbps of Bandwith speed and 20,000 bots. This network speed is more than enough to take down most of the websites.

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