London — On Wednesday, a British and Dutch-led operation brought down a website linked to more than 4-million cyber-attacks around the world, with banking giants among the victims, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said. "Authorities in five countries, including the Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Canada, with support from Police Scotland and Europol, targeted six members of the crime group behind webstresser.org," the NCA said in a statement. Cyber-criminals used the website’s services, which could be rented for as little as $14.99, to launch so-called distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, which swamp targets with traffic and disable their information technology (IT) systems. British police searched an address in Bradford, northern England, and seized a number of items, while Dutch police, with assistance from Germany and the US, seized servers and took down the website. Police believe an individual linked to the address used the site, the world’s largest illegal DDOS ...

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