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Operation Power Off – Dutch Police and NCA lead taken down largest DDoS marketplace

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Operation Power Off - Dutch Police and NCA lead taken ​down largest DDoS marketplace
Through the support of Europol and more than 10 other law enforcements ​throughout the world, the Dutch Police and National Crime Agency (NCA) UK leads the arrest of the Administrator of the world largest Distributed Dianial of Services (DDoS) marketplace on internet, webstresser.org and other accomplice across the globe.

Europol described webstresser.org as the largest marketplace to easily get DDoS services. Report shows that over four million attack in 2018 were initiated from hire services on the marketplace. The victims of such attacks were security agencies, banks, government and gaming services.

This marketplace allow people without technical knowledge in hacking to launch DDoS attack through the website. They charge as little as £15 per month.

The release by Europol reads;

"We have a trend where the sophistication of certain professional hackers to provide resources is allowing individuals – and not just experienced ones – to conduct DDoS attacks and other kind of malicious activities online", said Steven Wilson, Head of Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).

"Criminals are very good at collaborating, victimising millions of users in a moment form anywhere in the world. We need to collaborate as good as them with our international partners to turn the table on these criminals and shut down their malicious cyberattacks."

"Stresser websites make powerful weapons in the hands of cybercriminals" said Jaap van Oss, Dutch Chairman of the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT). "International law enforcement will not tolerate these illegal services and will continue to pursue its admins and users."

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