Police arrested World’s Biggest ‘DDoS-for-Hire’ Service–Admins

An operation led by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Dutch Police, dubbed “Power Off,” with the support of Europol and a dozen other law enforcement agencies, resulted in the arrest of 6 members of the group behind the “webstresser.org website in Scotland, Croatia, Canada and Serbia on Tuesday.

“With webstresser.org, any registered user could pay a nominal fee using online payment systems or cryptocurrencies to rent out the use of stressers and booters,” Europol said.

“As part of the operational activity, an address was identified and searched in Bradford and a number of items seized,” NCA said.

The Dutch police said the Operation Power Off should send a clear warning to users of sites like webstresser.

“Don’t do it,” Gert Ras, head of the Dutch police’s High Tech Crime unit, said. “By tracking down the DDoS service you use, we strip you of your anonymity, hand you a criminal record and put your victims in a position to claim back damages from you.”