[citation][nom]Anomalyx[/nom]Aren't DDOS attacks illegal in the US? Hiring someone to do something illegal, regardless of whether or not it's illegal where they live, is also illegal![/citation]
But the crime is committed in china...
it's like an Iranian will hire some girl to walk around the US without an hair cover, its legal here and not there, yet the action of hiring is legal.
if this is known then it is illegal, a bot network is illegal to have and hiring them is considered paying for illegal services.
Think of it like buying illegal drugs, if the supplier gets caught then you may also get caught and arrested.
Hiring illegal services to attack other illegal services is also illegal.
think of it as if you owned an illegal drug company and another company was moving in on your turf and you hired a gang to kill the competition. you will still be arrested, not just for the illegal company that yo are running but for also hiring illegal services.