Europol arrested members of DDoS group on DD4BC

Jan

13

2016

Europol has taken up in collaboration with several European law enforcement members of the criminal group DD4BC, including a prime suspect. The group presses since 2014 websites with DDoS attacks that only cease on payment of a sum in bitcoins.

ddos When the arrests that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a suspect and a prime suspect be arrested. According to Europol, there is also a large body of evidence seized in the action, which was supported by, among others Austria, France, Japan and the US. The group would mainly have sites in the online gaming sector as a target chosen to expand thereafter to include other financial services.

According to Akamai claimed the group to be able to carry out attacks of more than 400Gbit / s. A typical scenario would initially consist of a limited DDoS attack against a site. Then the group would send an e-mail explaining that such an attack was carried out. In the same e-mail DD4BC requires an amount of bitcoin and threatens to non-payment by a heavy DDoS attack, which would have strong influence on the services of the victim. The total number of attacks between September 2014 and July 2015 is under sustained a report from Akamai to 141.

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