A firm that runs dedicated denial of service attacks that can lead to a website going down has said that it allows the FBI to monitor it’s systems.
According to Brian Krebs at Krebsonsecurity.com, the firm Ragebooter disguises themselves as a website security testing firm and perform DDOS attacks on websites. A DDOS involves thousands of computers loading a website at the same time. It often brings websites down.
The owner of Ragebooter claims legitimacy and the fact that he’s able to stay in business because he is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Krebs talked to the owner, Justin Poland, about the ethics of DDOS.
“That was when Poland dropped the bomb, informing me that he was actually working for the FBI.
“I also work for the FBI on Tuesdays at 1pm in memphis, tn,” Poland wrote. “They allow me to continue this business and have full access. The FBI also use the site so that they can moniter [sic] the activitys [sic] of online users.. They even added a nice IP logger that logs the users IP when they login.”
Essentially, he claims the FBI would be able to track all the electronic comings and goings of the customers of Ragebooter. The FBI would not confirm or deny Poland’s claims.