Points mean prizes in gamified DDoS platform

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Gamification is increasingly used by business as a means of enhancing the usability of software. But now it seems hackers are exploiting the technique too.

Researchers at threat protection company Forcepoint have uncovered a DDoS package being shared on Turkish hacking forums employing a gamified approach.

The hacking group lures its participants to join its DDoS platform, known as Sledgehammer, by gamifying the attack and offering hackers the chance to compete with peers in order to earn redeemable points.