Booter Boss Busted By Bacon Pizza Buy (Feb 4, 2020)
David Bukoski has pleaded guilty to running Quantum Stresser, one of the longest-running attack-for-hire “booter” services. The booter enabled paying customers to launch Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, knocking web sites and network providers offline. The FBI were able to find the operators real address when they found an old receipt for pizza in one of the email accounts associated with Quantum Stresser. The receipt showed David Bukoski’s home address as the delivery address.
Recommendation: Hacktivist groups tend to utilize DDoS attacks as their main vector to affect businesses and government entities that they are not happy with. Denial-of-service attacks can potentially cost your company loss in revenue because severe attacks can shut down online services for extended periods of time. In addition, the availability for threat actors to compromise vulnerable devices, and purchase DDoS-for-hire is a continually evolving threat. Mitigation technique can vary depending on the specifics of the attack. Furthermore, a business continuity plan should be in place in the unfortunate case that your company is the target of a significant DDoS attack.
Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) associated with this story can be viewed by ThreatStream users here to identify potential malicious activity.