Booters — An analysis of DDoS-as-a-service attacks

  title={Booters — An analysis of DDoS-as-a-service attacks},
  author={Jos{\'e} Jair Santanna and Roland van Rijswijk-Deij and Rick Hofstede and Anna Sperotto and Mark Wierbosch and Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville and Aiko Pras},
  journal={2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)},
In 2012, the Dutch National Research and Education Network, SURFnet, observed a multitude of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against educational institutions. These attacks were effective enough to cause the online exams of hundreds of students to be cancelled. Surprisingly, these attacks were purchased by students from Web sites, known as Booters. These sites provide DDoS attacks as a paid service (DDoS-as-a-Service) at costs starting from 1 USD. Since this problem was first… CONTINUE READING
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