Domains seized, arrests made: Boot stresser crimes terminated by the FBI

A group of six individuals were charged with computer crimes related to their alleged ownership of services facilitating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

These services provided “for hire” attacks on demand to anyone willing to pay money to perform electronic warfare on internet destinations and web sites.

Each defendant allegedly operated at least one website that offered one-stop services and subscriptions of various lengths and attack volumes. In each of these criminal cases, the FBI posed as a customer and conducted test attacks to confirm that the booter site functioned as advertised.

In the process, 48 domains were seized or are otherwise being seized by the US Department of Justice:

We can see the full range of TLDs and ccTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .app, .xyz, along with .us, .gg, .io and more.

The list of domains involved in criminal activity was shared by investigative reporter Brian Krebs, founder of KrebsOnSecurity.

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