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FBI and Europol Seizes Nearly 50 DDoS-for-Hire Platforms and Charged Six Administrators

By Alicia Hope for CPO Magazine
Friday, December 23, 2022

The FBI and Europol seized 48 internet domains for popular DDoS-for-hire platforms responsible for millions of DDoS attacks in a global campaign dubbed Operation Power Off.

Lauding the successful operation, Dr. Ilia Kolochenko, Chief Architect & CEO of ImmuniWeb, had mixed feelings: “2022 was a remarkably successful year for interagency operations by European and US law enforcement agencies and their international partners,” Kolochenko said. “One should, however, bear in mind that the number of successful takedowns and seizures is to be regarded through the prism of a surging number of organized cybercrime groups.”

He warned that many seized infrastructures reappear within weeks or months, reversing previous gains.

“The modern Dark Web is also rapidly growing, bringing new services and products both for end customers and cybercrime gangs, ranging from sensitive data stolen from law enforcement agencies to sophisticated malware that exploits 0day vulnerabilities.” Read Full Article

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