The pair of cyber criminals have received six months of community service for running the infamous DDoS for hire service.
Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, a duo of cybercriminals have been sentenced to six months of community service by an Israeli court for running DDoS for hire service allowing individuals to buy stresser used in DDoS attacks against websites and businesses of all scales.
Infamously known by the name of vDOS; the DDoS for hire service offered large-scale DDoS attacks to its customers. One of the suspected attacks was carried on KrebsOnSecurity, the official website of cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs which was hit by a 665 Gbps DDoS attack in September 2016.
The service worked on a monthly subscription basis allowing customers to use web stresser for $19.99 to $199.99. According to Brian Krebs, who has been following the case closely after the attack on his site, the duo earned over $600,000 in 2016.
What happened to vDOS – How Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani were arrested?
In September 2016, vDOS suffered a data breach allowing hackers to leak a complete list of its customers online. This not only led to the demise of the service but also helped authorities track who ran the platform and arrested the culprits.