Police hold six suspects for ddos ​​attacks via Webstresser service

Jul

26

2018

police have performed six detentions in the Northern Netherlands. It concerns people who are suspected of having used the Webstresser.org service to perform ddos ​​attacks.

The arrests took place in Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen, according to the police . A spokesman for the Cybercrime Team North Netherlands says: “These suspects have been visited by us in recent weeks and have all been arrested”. The detentions were carried out in the context of ‘Operation Power Off’, which focuses on the Webstresser.org service, which had people pay to carry out ddos ​​attacks. The police had previously announced that they wanted to arrest twelve suspects, all of whom were in North Holland.

The Dutch police announced in April that Webstresser.org had been taken offline in collaboration with other police forces. Back then, the police said the suspected administrators had been detected in Serbia, Croatia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Also in Hilversum the house of a presumed manager was searched. The infrastructure of the service would have been in the Netherlands for some time, which provided the police with a lot of information. For example, information about users and targets could be collected. According to the police, vital infrastructure was also the target of attacks via the service.

The police explained earlier that services such as Webstresser.org are forbidden. The service thus blackmailed potential targets by offering a spot on a blacklist against payment. Furthermore, the managers gave tips to customers to stay out of the sight of investigative services.

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