Hacking duo charged with DDoSing Amazon, then bragging about it

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Federal prosecutors have charged two men with using a computer botnet
to launch crippling Web attacks on Amazon, eBay, and Priceline, and
then bragging about them in online hacker forums.

Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, 25, of Moscow, was arrested in Cyprus this
week for his role in attacks taking place in June and July of 2008. One
of those lasted three days and prevented Amazon customers from
completing online transactions, according to an indictment unsealed
Thursday. In the weeks that followed, Zubakha—who went by handles
Eraflame, Dima-k17, and DDService—periodically visited hacker forums to
take responsibility for the DOS (or denial-of-service) attacks and to
post stolen credit card numbers he had obtained, prosecutors further
alleged. In the same forums, he marketed hacking services including
for-rent botnets.

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