NCA infiltrates cyber crime market with disguised DDoS sites
Syndicated By: Iain Fraser Cybersecurity Journalist Gibraltar

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed that it has infiltrated the online criminal marketplace by setting up a number of sites purporting to offer DDoS-for-hire services. The announcement comes after the Agency chose to identify one of the sites currently being run by officers as part of a sustained programme of activity to disrupt and undermine DDoS as a criminal service.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which are designed to overwhelm websites and force them offline, are illegal in the UK under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

DDoS-for-hire or ‘booter’ services allow users to set up accounts and order DDoS attacks in a matter of minutes. Such attacks have the potential to cause significant harm to businesses and critical national infrastructure, and often prevent people from accessing essential public services. Learn More /...

Iain Fraser Cybersecurity Journalist

About the National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, protecting the public by targeting and pursuing those criminals who pose the greatest risk to the UK. Learn More /...

About Cybersecurity Journalist - Iain Fraser

Daily Cyber Insights | Iain Fraser - Cybersecurity & Geopolitical Journalist, Authority Writer, Commentator, Consultant Editor - Cybersecurity & Geopolitics | Gibraltar & Málaga City - Cybersecurity & Geopolitical Awareness, Threat Management, Compliance and Best Practice Mitigation. Voted Top 30 Cybersecurity News Websites Globally in 2023 for Information Security by Feedspot #CyberJourno #Scambaiter - Available for Assignments - Articles, Web Content, Guest Blogger.


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