Two Israeli men, Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, have been arrested by Israel Police for computer hacking. Following a tip from the FBI, the men were picked up and subsequently released on bail. The hackers earned $600,000 in a massive cybercrime operation.
After the arrest, cybercrime investigator Brian Krebs reported details surrounding the case. Both 18-year-olds are reported to be behind vDOS, a website that sells DDoS attacks to paying customers. According to Krebs, the two were “responsible for a majority of the DDoS attacks clogging up the Internet over the past few years.” Between April and July 2016, “vDOS was responsible for launching more than 277 million seconds of attack time.”
Huri and Bidani “market their service mainly on the site hackforums[dot]net, selling monthly subscriptions using multiple pricing tiers ranging from $20 to $200 per month.” The price tiers depend on the duration and intensity of each attack.
The hackers ended up having their own site hacked, resulting in the arrest. The vDOS hack also leaked the names and information of customers who used the service.
Krebs investigated the leaked vDOS data, drawing conclusions of his own. “Records leaked from vDOS indicate that