Obtain booter/stressor subscription

Configure and setup booter/stressor services, often intended for server stress testing, to enable denial of service attacks. [1] [2] [3]

ID: T1396
Sub-techniques:  No sub-techniques
Tactic: Establish & Maintain Infrastructure
Version: 1.0
Created: 14 December 2017
Last Modified: 17 October 2018


Detectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No

Explanation: Purchase of booster services is not observable; potentially can trace booster service used to origin of sale, yet not before attack is executed. Furthermore, subscription does not automatically mean foul intention.

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: Easily accessible and used to launch DDoS attacks by even novice Internet users, and can be purchased from providers for a nominal fee, some of which even accept credit cards and PayPal payments to do.


  1. Brian Krebs. (2017, January 18). Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author?. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  2. Brian Krebs. (2016, October 27). Are the Days of “Booter” Services Numbered?. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  1. Brian Krebs. (2016, October 31). Hackforums Shutters Booter Service Bazaar. Retrieved May 15, 2017.