During his activities, ZZb00t, a self-proclaimed vulnerabilities hunter, exhibited signs of comprehensive attack know-how and caused most of his victims considerable damage. In June, Bielefeld (Germany) criminal investigators arrested the alleged perpetrator, who had been bragging of his activities to a large audience.
The ZZb00t special report analyzes:
Since the beginning of this year, the LSOC has observed three dangerous DDoS attackers in Central Europe. Apart from ZZb00t, this includes Stealth Ravens and XMR-Squad. On the other end of the spectrum, there are attempts at extortion by hangers-on and copycats who are merely bluffing when they threaten attacks. For targeted companies, however, it is difficult to distinguish between serious threats and empty bluffs.
The Link11 report on ZZb00t’s DDoS attacks is available for download from the Link11 website. Also available for download without charge is the current Link11 DDoS report for Central Europe published by the LSOC on the Link11 website.