WireX DDoS botnet admin charged for attacking hotel chain

The US Department of Justice charged the admin of the WireX Android botnet for targeting an American multinational hotel chain in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Izzet Mert Ozek, the defendant, used the botnet which consisted of tens of thousands of enslaved Android devices — more than 120,000 based on the unique IP addresses observed in some WireX attacks — to target the company’s online booking system website in August 2017.

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