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Common Source Code Used by Multiple Chinese DDoS Platforms

An increase in Chinese websites offering online distributed denial of service (DDoS) capabilities was observed after a localized version of the source code of online booters was put up for sale, Talos reveals.

Because many of the websites were nearly identical,Talossecurity researchers initially believed that the same actor or group of actors was behind all of them. However, they discovered that multiple actors are operating them, and that they even launch attacks against one another.

The websites, most of which have been registered within the past six months, feature a simple interface where the user can select a target’s host, port, attack method, and duration of attack. The similarities emerge from the fact that the sites are based on the localized source code of an English-language DDoS platform that cybercriminals have been selling on hacker forums.

While both DDoS tools and services remain highly popular on the Chinese underground market, a shift to online DDoS...(continued)

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