The US Department of Justice has seized 48 Internet domains and charged six suspects for their involvement in running ‘Booter’ or ‘Stresser’ platforms that allow anyone to easily conduct distributed denial of service attacks.
Booters are online platforms allowing threat actors to pay for distributed denial-of-service attacks on websites and Internet-connected devices. Essentially, they are “booting” the target off of the Internet.Stressers offer the same DDoS features but claim to be provided for legitimate testing of the reliability of web services and the servers behind them.
The suspects include a person from Texas, three from Florida, one from New York, and another from Hawaii who allegedly operated various stressor/booter sites, including RoyalStresser.com, SecurityTeam.io, Astrostress.com, Booter.sx, Ipstressor.com, and TrueSecurityServices.io.
The complete list of domains seized by the FBI is available below:
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