There are Chinese websites offering distributed-denial-of-service (“DDoS”) attacks for sale. Reminder: DDoS attacks generally involve a hacker taking control of a bunch of internet connected computers, or botnets, and telling them to flood a webserver with enough activity to crash the system. While Chinese sites get a lot press, there are plenty of other places to purchase botnet attacks. You can even specify how many botnets you want flooding a particular system and for how long. I read on a web forum that you can rent 1,000 botnets for an hour for as little as $25.
And for that, I’m thankful.
What? You heard me.