DDoS attackers who bought and sold services and kits offered in the defunct marketplace webstresser.org are now being targeted for prosecution by authorities in 20 countries.

Following up on the April 2018 takedown of the now disabled webstresser.org in the effort known as Operation Power OFF, investigators are now tracking its 151,000 registered users, reported Europol, which is coordinating efforts with the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), with the support of the Dutch Politie and the British National Crime Agency.

Europol said in a press release that the marketplace was responsible for launching more than 4 million attacks by hackers paying as little as €15 (US$17) a month.

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