An online hackers’ forum has deleted a section that allegedly offered paid distributed denial-of-service attacks, following last Friday’s massive internet disruption.
HackForums.net will be shutting down the “Server Stress Testing” section, the site’s admin Jesse “Omniscient” LaBrocca said in a Friday posting.
“I do need to make sure that we continue to exist and given the recent events I think it’s more important that the section be permanently shut down,” he wrote.
The section was designed to let members offer so-called stress testing services for websites as a way to check their resiliency. However, security firms claim Hack Forums was actually promoting DDoS-for-hire services that anyone can use to launch cyber attacks.