DDoS-For-Hire Attack Site Claims Activities Are Legal
The site operator insists the FBI is working with him.
“This is not illegal,” says the owner of a website responsible for DDoS attacks on other websites in exchange for payment. The DDoS-for-hire site named ragebooter.net is just one of many openly accepting outside requests to carry out disabling attacks on websites by flooding them with large amounts of junk traffic.
The service uses a technique which spoofs the IP address of lookup requests and bounces them off open domain name system servers, generating 50 times more traffic than the original request.
The owner of rageboost.net claims not only that what he is doing is legal, but that he is also working with the FBI. Apparently the website contains a backdoor which is actively monitored by the FBI.
An FBI spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny this claim. Ragebooter.net averages more than 400 attacks per day.
Original article by Dan Goodin.
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