Quiet Dogs Can Bite: Which Booters Should We Go After? And What Are Our Mitigation Options?


Large network security companies often report websites, called Booters, that offer DDoS attacks as a paid service as the primary reason for the increase in occurrence and power of attacks. Although hundreds of active Booters exist today, only a handful of those that promoted massive attacks faced mitigation and prosecution actions. In this tutorial article we focus our attention on Booters that are under the radar of security initiatives, by advertising high attack power and being very popular on the Internet. We disscuss and provide grounds for critical thinking on what should be further done toward Booter mitigation

IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 50-56, July 2017