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Link11 Insights Report: DDoS threat from Armada Collective


The Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) first registered DDoS extortion attempts by the "Armada Collective" group in October 2015. The working methods of the perpetrators were very similar to those of the already well-known extortion gang DD4BC. This report summarizes the details of the Bitcoin extortion by the Armada Collective:

  • The perpetrator profile of the Armada Collective
  • The DDoS extortion process
  • Communication with the attacked companies and demands for money
  • Analysis of the DDoS attacks
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