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FBI confiscates fifteen websites having criminal intent


Federal authorities, in the current week, confiscated fifteen Internet domains following which declared charges against one man residing in the west suburb along with 2 other individuals indicted with operating websites providing services of launching cyber attacks for a fee. The confiscated domains provided "stresser" else "booter" services that let clients execute DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) assaults which as known inundate
target PCs with excessive content to the extent that the systems can't connect with the Internet, reveals a U.S Department of Justice statement.


St. Charles, Illinois resident Matthew Gatrel, aged 30, and Pasadena, California resident Juan Martinez, aged 25, face indictment of conniving towards infringement upon the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act via operating services called Downthem and Ampnode. Along with the federal authorities' indictment within California, the Office of United States Attorney in charge of Alaska district indicted 23-yr-old David Bukoski a resident of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania with providing means and encouragement for PC hackings. It is alleged that Bukoski ran Quantum Stresser that was an extremely long-time execution of DDoS conditions online.


According to Nick Hanna United States Attorney, whilst the current week's crackdown is going to make considerable effect on the above type of criminal business, there are more websites providing the cyber attack-for hire services, while efforts by his office will continue for cleansing the Internet off such criminal websites. The U.S. Attorney's Office is committed towards making the Internet available for information exchange in an all time free and unobstructed manner, Hanna assured. www.nbcnews.com posted this, December 21, 2018.


The DOJ described one criminal complaint as noting a particular website namely Downthem as providing subscribers DDoS assaults on their behalf against other Internauts. The other website namely Ampnode provided inputs for enabling execution of unrelated DDoS conditions. As per FBI's estimate, the website enabled 50,000 plus
efficacious and attempted assault during the current year, while supported 80,000 plus subscribers starting 2012.


The FBI tested all the DDoS-for-hire services and confirmed they were from the confiscated sites. The agency indicated that the kind of services could as also did result in network disruptions across all levels.


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