Posts Tagged: Optima DDoS Bot

A peek inside the Darkness (Optima) DDoS Bot


With politically motivated DDoS (distributed denial of service attack) attacks proliferating¬†along with¬†the overall increase in the supply of managed “DDoS for hire” services, it’s time to get back the basics, and find out just what makes an average DDoS bot used by cybercriminals successful. Continuing the “A peek inside…” series, in this post I’ll profile the Darkness X (Optima) DDoS bot, available for purchase at selected cybercrime-friendly online communities since 2009. More details:

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