The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has exposed the identities of thousands of suspected cyber criminals after a successful honeypot sting. The operation was part of an international effort to crack down on DDoS-for-hire services. #cybersecurity #DDoS #crime
The National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK has exposed the identities of thousands of suspected cyber criminals who fell for a honeypot sting. The sting formed part of Operation Power Off, an international effort to clamp down on cyber criminals using Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) tactics. The NCA created several fake DDoS-for-fire websites to attract potential cyber criminals, which were accessed by several thousand people. The NCA collected the details given by prospective customers to access criminal services and will use them to target criminals. The operation took down sites that carried out over 30 million attacks in recent years.