DDoS Attacks: Cybercriminals Are More Homegrown Than You Think (Dark Reading)


The stereotype of the seedy cybercriminal from Russia or Eastern Europe may no longer be valid.

FBI agent Elliott Peterson told Black Hat attendees this morning that when it comes to the most recent DDoS attacks, the vast majority come from North America, Western Europe and Israel. And many are 16 to 17-years of age or in their mid-20s.

“Many use their nicknames on Skype or Twitter and they are heavy users of social media,” said Peterson.