FBI to DDoS Victims: Please Come Forward (Bank Info Security)


Have you been the victim of a distributed denial-of-service attack? If so, the FBI wants you to please come forward.

The FBI is asking anyone in the United States who’s been the victim of a DDoS attack to file a report with the local FBI field office or via the website of the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3. That’s a joint partnership between the FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which was set up to receive and investigate internet-related crime complaints from U.S. victims.

The DDoS alert from the FBI focuses on the threat posed by stresser/booter services. Such services are often marketed as a way to “stress test” your own website. But law enforcement agencies say the “DDoS on demand” services are widely used by attackers to disrupt websites and extort organizations into paying attackers to restore access (see Teen Hacker Sentenced Over ‘Titanium Stresser’ Attacks).