DDoS Attack Turned Out To Be Lead By A Teenager

DDoS Attack Turned Out To Be Lead By A Teenager

In 2016, there was a massive DDoS attack that crashed almost half of the internet. Many platforms such as Twitter, Amazon, and Xbox Live were affected by the cyber attack. According to new statements, a young man under the age of 18 led the attack in 2016. In 2016, there was a massive DDoS attack that affected many major companies such as; Twitter, Amazon, Xbox Live, PSN, PayPal, Spotify, Pinterest and Reddit. These companies lost millions of dollars as a result of cyber attacks that continued throughout the day.

The attack basically affected Dyn, a company that provides DNS services to some of the world’s largest websites, and Dyn‘s systems collapsed after the DDoS attacks. This caused access problems on the websites of many of the major companies that the company provides services to. After the attack, groups such as Anonymous and New World Hackers announced that they claimed responsibility for the attack; but could not provide sufficient evidence. The Ministry of Justice did not make a statement as to whether the perpetrator was included in one of these groups.

DDoS Attack Turned Out To Be Lead By A Teenager
DDoS Attack Map

Details Of DDoS Attack

After four years, it turned out that the DDoS attack was carried out by a group of friends; led by a youth who was not a minor at the time. It was understood that the purpose of the attackers was to attack PlayStation Network and to ‘teach a lesson‘ some players who were unfair to them. The DDoS attack on PSN began affecting Dyn and then all major websites the company served.

In addition, another new detail learned is that the cyber attack has started to be planned since 2015 and was carried out after a year of work. Sony announced that the financial damage they incurred due to the DDoS attack was $ 2.7 million. Considering all the companies affected by the attack, the total damage is thought to have reached millions of dollars.