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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2158 Alleged vDOS owners poised to stand trial
Police in Israel are recommending that the state attorney’s office indict and prosecute two 18-year-olds suspected of operating vDOS, until recently the most popular attack service for knocking Web sites offline.

On Sept. 8, 2016, KrebsOnSecurity published a story about the hacking of vDOS, a service that attracted tens of thousands of paying customers and facilitated countless distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over the four year period it was in business. That story named two young Israelis — Yarden Bidani and Itay Huri — as the likely owners and operators of vDOS, and within hours of its publication the two were arrested by Israeli police, placed on house arrest for 10 days, and forbidden from using the Internet for a month.
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#2161 Ransomware scammers exploited Safari bug to extort porn-viewing iOS users
#2160 Apple pushes security update to OSX Yosemite and ElCapitan
#2159 Researcher says API flaw exposed Symantec certificates, including private keys
#2158 Alleged vDOS owners poised to stand trial
#2157 Nokia to smartphone owners: Malware infections are far higher than you think
#2156 Doxed by Microsoft’s Docs.com: Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs publicly
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