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How Do Booters Work? Inside a DDoS for Hire Attack

Aug 06, 2013, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

A security researcher speaking at the Black Hat conference last week has exposed the malicious underworld of Booter services that offers paying customers distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack capabilities on demand.

Lance James, chief scientist at Vigilant, explained to eWEEK that he got pulled into an investigation into the world of Booter services by his friend, security blogger Brian Krebs. Krebs had been the victim of a Booter service attack and was looking for some answers.

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