Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

One, if not the main, challenge with producing good intelligence is to have access to the right information at the right moment. The right telemetry from the right angle helps you to detect and dig out the right signal. Sometimes, in order to obtain good telemetry, you need a bit of luck.

The story we are writing here will try to explain how, from a simple mistake made by an operator, we managed to collect and exploit a lot of precious information from a “Fast Flux” network called BraZZZerS Fast Flux between end of 2018 and 2022. An inside view of domain anonymization as-a-service — the BraZZZerSFF infrastructure