Feds seize 13 extra DDoS-for-hire platforms in ongoing worldwide crackdown

A domain seizure notice from the Justice Department, showing the national seals of several other governments.

Enlarge / A site seizure discover from the Justice Division, exhibiting the nationwide seals of a number of different governments.

The US Justice Division has sized the domains of 13 DDoS-for rent providers as a part of an ongoing initiative for combatting the Web menace.

The suppliers of those illicit providers platforms describe them as “booter” or “stressor” providers that enable website admins to check the robustness and stability of their infrastructure. Nearly, if not all, are patronized by folks out to actual revenge on websites they don’t like or to additional extortion, bribes, or different types of graft.

The worldwide legislation enforcement initiative is named Operation PowerOFF. In December, federal authorities seized one other 48 domains. Ten of them returned with new domains, many who intently resembled their earlier names.

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