Dutch law enforcement shut down several DDoS-for-hire service providers recently. DDoS-for-hire is a destructive service offered by cybercriminals that allows anyone with enough money to hire a botnet to perform a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against a chosen victim’s website. This attack typically renders the victim’s website unusable until the attack ends. Some DDoS-for-hire services will refuse to let up an attack until the victim pays a ransom, similar to ransomware schemes. While Dutch police did not release the names of cybercriminals arrested, they revealed that they arrested a 19-year-old from the Netherlands who is suspected of carrying out several attacks targeting sites that provided information about the coronavirus.
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