Internet biggest hacking forum (HackForums) has announced that to remove DDoS service section after the massive attacks on Dyn, which nearly brought down the US internet.
Ominiscient (admin of HackForums) has decided to remove the SST (Server Stress Test) section, which provides DDoS tools.
A anonymous person used Mirai’s source code and modified it, and then had used it to launch a DDoS attack on the network of Dyn, a managed DNS service, which brought down the US internet.
According to HackForums admin says that,
“I’m going to be shutting down the SST forum. No new threads can be created there. All non-stickies are closed. Once the current paid stickies expire the section will be removed entirely. I will be adding new policies to the Help Docs to concerning SST topics for the rest of the forum. Existing policies disallowing SST in any section besides SST currently still apply until I update the Help Docs. Unfortunately once again the few ruin it for the many. I am sure this is going to upset some members but also please many, some of whom aren’t even members. I’m personally disappointed that this is the path I have to take in order to protect the community. I loathe having to censor material that could be beneficial to members. But I do need to make sure that we continue to exist and given the recent events I think it’s more important that the section be permanently shut down.”
Hackforums removing the DDoS service section is a huge milestone, the culture brought about by it has been breeding scriptkiddies for years.
— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) October 29, 2016
@MalwareTechBlog with the international attention on DDoS, arrests, and convictions HackForums is just doing this out of self preservation
— Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) October 29, 2016