At the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), last week Israeli authorities arrested both ED Hawari and Yardan Bedani at the age of 18 for operating the VDOS service, a DDoS-for-hire service that took over two years. Recovered over half a million dollars.
DDoS attacks websites with garbage data to deactivate their work and prevent users from accessing them.
According to TheMarker, an Israeli news website, the couple was questioned and released after each bond worth $ 10,000 was published. In addition, double passports were confiscated, kept under house arrest for 10 days, and barred from using the Internet or any communication device for 30 days.
The arrests took place around the same time that Krebs on Security published a report on vDOS
According to KDbs, VDOS’s revenue has exceeded $ 600,000 in the past two years, and the service has launched more than 150,000 DDoS attacks on behalf of its customers.
Although entrepreneurs have been providing services for some time, they are beginning to emerge from the dark corners of the Internet.
The “as a service” proposition has become popular in the business world because it is easy to use, and the same is true for malicious offers, as noted by Celiac Legier, Vice President of Security Network Engineering at Barracuda Networks.
Dollars and cents
The benefits that attract companies to the cloud are also attracting attackers to service offerings.
Afilias Mohan said, “You do not have the cost of preparation and you have immediate service.” “You set a time period and goal, move your money, and go out. You don’t have to warm your hands while trying to land your opponent.”
For many criminals on the Internet, using “service offerings” is a simple matter in dollars and cents, said Josh Saul, vice president of product management for security at Akamai.
Mohan said the pricing strategy for criminal services follows their legitimate counterparts. If multiple packages are purchased, a discount is offered – or if you buy DDoS and spam packs, you can get a lower price.
After Hori and Badani were arrested, VDOS drowned, according to Krebs.
If you remain offline, DDoS trading will not have much impact other than the impact it can have on service sellers to be more cautious.
Afilias Mohan said, “The next group of people, who provide a similar set of services, would be accurate”, but as long as this service is available at a very low cost of entry, we will continue to offer more of these services. Can expect – no less.
Although the arrest of Israeli youth could remove a big player from the game, Leg Barracuda said the other players were enough.
“It can be difficult to try these people, especially if they are in countries that are more difficult than Israel,” he said.
“If history is any clue, I think there is already someone who stepped in to fill his shoes,” Akami Saul suggested. “You will have another vDOS service within a week that provides the same service that is run by different people.”
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