A pair of new malware-as-a-service schemes have been uncovered with one designed as an easy to use point of entry for beginner DDoS attackers, while the second offers a sliding commission pay scale that rises if more ransomware victims are infected.

The Fortinet research team of Rommel Joven and Evgeny Ananin has dived into a DDoS as a service being made available on several Dark Web forums, while Bleeping Computer has the details on a new ransomware as a service using FilesLocker malware that is targeting Chinese and American victims.

Fortinet’s DDoS kit disguises itself as a legitimate booter or stresser service and because it is relatively easy to set up almost anyone can go into the “DDoS a website for a fee” business. Some of the offerings are incredibly customizable.

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