The demand of TDoS is increasing and the offer of such tools every day is enriched with new applications designed by vendors continuing to propose and release new DIY applications to conduct a Telephony Denial of Service attack.
Early 2013 numerous extortionists have launched debilitating attacks designed to overwhelm the telephone networks of emergency communications centers and personnel, Department of Homeland Security and theFBI issued a confidential alert on the increase of illicit activities.
The tools offered in the underground are consolidating a market segment attracting a growing number of entities that need to execute such type of attacks.
Danchev profiled TDoS products proposed by a well known (Russian) vendor that continues to offer innovative tools. The vendor is known for an excellent quality of the service offered, it continuously introduces new features to improve the tools and offer and efficient maintenance service to fix bugs and support clients’ request.
The last feature introduced by the vendor in its TDoS products is the support of a 3G USB Modem/GSM/SIM card, the Russian vendor advertises its tool as the most effective and cost-effective system to execute a TDoS attack.
To advantage TDoS attacks based on 3G USB Modem, the black market also proposes services offering anonymous SIM cards to be used for the activation of various services requiring SMS-based activation.
TDoS market segment is increasing its popularity, probably new vendors will be able to offer products event more efficient and dangerous IT landscape.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.