Authorities close DDoS sites, pursue users

This article reports seizure of xDedic, an online marketplace for stolen login credentials and identities, following a coordinated FBI/Europol investigation that included raids on 9 locations in Ukraine, with additional details here and here. In related news, Europol and UK police have been following up on last year’s closure of the Webstresser site, seizing computers and making cases against individual customers who purchased stolen credentials from that DDoS marketplace, as reported here and here.

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