Flyhosting: Service for DDOS on order taken off the net
Flyhosting is officially off the net. After the police were able to arrest the illegal DDOS hoster, the service can no longer be reached. Apparently it was a provider for rentable DDOS attacks.
Flyhosting is off the net after just under two years
Comprehensive cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common in Germany as well. For some time now, these have no longer been primarily state-directed attacks on government bodies. Companies are also increasingly becoming the target of hackers. For example, it only became known in mid-March that the hotel chain H-Hotels, which operates in German-speaking countries, was the victim of a ransomware attack. Accordingly, investigating authorities are currently bringing out the heavy guns against the cyber criminals and are searching for the culprits at full speed. Now the police have caught a big fish in the form of Flyhosting. The service provider offered its customers DDOS attacks based on a rental payment. But that is now an end.
After successful investigative work by the Hessian State Criminal Police Office (HLKA) as well as the General Public Prosecutor’s Office in Frankfurt am Main, the authorities are said to have taken the service offline, according to a report by journalist Brian Krebs. Following the execution of a total of eight apartment searches, the authorities were able to arrest several suspects at once and, on top of that, seize “cell phones, laptops, tablets, storage media, handwritten records as well as assets.” These are said to be persons aged “between 16 and 24 years”. They come from all over Germany. Thus the searches are to have taken place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony and Bavaria. This will be the end for Flyhosting after its establishment in 2021.
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DDOS attack on order
Those who do not want to get their fingers dirty in the field of cyberattacks resort to providers such as Flyhosting. These offer DDOS attacks on order, so to speak. As soon as a customer placed the order, the DDOS attack was initiated by Flyhosting. The illegal service provider is said to have primarily targeted companies in Baden-Württemberg and Hesse. Since experience shows that these are the most economically successful in the whole of Germany, this is not really surprising. But the range of services provided by Flyhosting is said to have gone even further, according to the report by journalist Krebs. For example, the service provider is said to have helped infiltrate malware into the IT structures of companies. For the security of the clients, Flyhosting apparently also set up a suitable channel on Telegram. There, they probably even received a warning about the search that has now taken place.
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