Amazon.com DDoS Attacker Busted In Cyprus

By | July 22, 2012

Source: Information Week

by  Mathew J. Schwartz

In this article “Federal authorities announced Thursday that a Russian man accused of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Amazon.com has been arrested in Cyprus.

Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, 25, of Moscow, was busted Wednesday on an international arrest warrant after being indicted in federal court in May 2011 for launching two botnet-driven DDoS attacks against Amazon.com in June 2008, as well as for similar attacks against eBay and Priceline.

“Zubakha is alleged to have mounted a denial of service attack against Amazon on June 6, 2008 and again on June 9, 2008,” according to federal prosecutors. “In both instances, the attacks disrupted the ability of customers to access the Amazon site for hours while the company attempted to deal with the attacks from a ‘botnet’ or web of connected computers.”

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