Operation PowerOFF Seizes Thirteen More DDoS-For-Hire Domains
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The Justice Department announced the seizure of 13 more domains linked to DDoS-for-hire platforms, also known as booter or stressor services, as part of a coordinated international operation called Operation PowerOff.
"Ten of the 13 domains seized today are reincarnations of services that were seized during a prior sweep in December, which targeted 48 top booter services," the DOJ said, as part of a “third wave” of US law enforcement actions against prominent booter services.
The FBI also targeted top stresser services in December 2022 when it seized another 48 domains, with ten previously disrupted platforms registering new domains, allowing them to stay online.
According to the affidavit, the FBI tested the booter services whose domains were seized by opening or renewing accounts with each of them and assessed the effects on target computers via DDoS attacks launched on computers controlled by the agency. The Justice Department said one of the domains seize…