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Symantec sees rise in high-traffic DDoS attacks

Jeremy Kirk | Oct. 23, 2014
Symantec is warning of a 'dramatic rise' in attacks exploiting a critical Windows bug.

The going rate for DDoS hire services -- often referred to as "booter" or "stresser" services -- range from as little as US$5 to $1,000, charged according to the attack's duration and size.

"These services are commonly offered in the gaming community to temporarily get rid of competing teams," Wueest wrote.


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