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Jun 18

DDoS Attacks for $2/day: Researching the DarkNet

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Hackers hire out their botnets for DDoS attacks for as little as $2/day

I’ve been working on a series of articles on the threats to activists, independent journalists and innocent bystanders targeted by trolls that lurk on the web. This has led me to some of the shadier corners of the internet: the fabled DarkNet. The research phase of looking into DDoS attacks has already made me tape over the camera on my laptop and run repeated anti-virus scans on my computer, every damn device attached to my home network, and my external hard drives.

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