Denial of Service and Takedowns

Thomas Lienhard

Did you know that for a small fee ($10.00/mo.) you can perform a legal “stress test” on a website to make sure it’s robust and can handle an attack?

Did you also know you can even perform this so-called “stress test” on a competitors website effectively knocking it offline?  Can you imagine knocking a competitor off-line during a video game competition, or improving your chances in an online auction? Well, these services exist- and they’re legally operating… so far, providing its clients with unended Hacker Bragging rights.

While DOS attacks are not noes, they are expanding rapidly and these “service providers” are making it easy for everyday users to perform tasks once relegated to sophisticated hackers.

TWBOOTER- … Administrative Network Stresser Tool. “Without doubt the most effective powerful network tool”

ABSOBOOT-  Responsible for a NASTY takedown on Krebsonsecurity.com- a trusted source of information on internet and cybercrime..

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