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Carrying custom DDoS-attacks service vDOS was the victim of a data breach

Carrying custom DDoS-attacks service vDOS was the victim of a data breach

by sigismund » 2016-09-11 23:29:08


four months using the service were made to attack a total duration of 277 million seconds.


Specializing in custom-made DDoS-attacks service vDOS had been hacked, resulting in the leak of information about hundreds of thousands of customers and attacked the victims. As reported by security expert Brian Krebs, in two years, the company has implemented more than 150 thousand DDoS attacks, earning more than $600 thousand.

The researcher was able to obtain stolen database in July of this year. According to the documents, the founders and key employees of the vDOS are the two young men from Israel. There is also a Junior staff in the form of several young hackers from USA. As noted by Krebs, to say that the vDOS are responsible for the most DDoS attacks carried out over the last two years is nothing to say.

In four months (April-July 2016) using the service were made to attack a total duration of 277 million seconds. "In just four months the attackers managed nine times to exceed what I call "DDoS-year," said Krebs. – This compression of time is possible, because every day vDOS simultaneously performs hundreds, if not thousands, of attacks."

The company offers its customers four possible package. Depending on the desired duration of attacks and their cost varies from $19.99 and up at $199.99 per month.

According to Krebs, they are unnamed researcher was able to crack the vDOS due to newly discovered vulnerability in another, similar service – PoodleStresser. Proekspluatirovat it, the expert was able to access configuration data used PoodleStresser servers. As it turned out, the service, like many others like him, relied solely on the power generated by the vDOS.

Next, the researcher proekspluatirovat more serious vulnerability in the vDOS, which allowed him to steal all of the databases and configuration files of the service. Also, he managed to find the addresses of four company leased servers located in Bulgaria.

According to the data obtained from July 2014 thousands of customers in total paid vDOS approximately $618 thousand bitcoins and PayPal (currently the service no longer accepts payments through PayPal). The company exists since 2012, but the earliest records of payment dated 2014. From this it follows that its real earnings for all existence is more than $1 million.
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