Getting into the Cybercrime business is easy!

December 9, 2008 — Leave a comment

One of my clients recently sent me this article (see link below).  Stolen ID information is fast becoming a commodity.  The days of large organized crime syndicates being the only profiteers is over; they’ve moved on to larger more lucrative cybercrime schemes.  Read about how easy it is to get into the business!

…A keystroke logger might run you $23, a host for your phishing scheme $10.  If you want a botnet, it will cost you $225.  Want a tool to crack bank security using a known vulnerability?  It will cost an average of $740, and could cost you as much as $3,000 for a good one.  However, for both the buyer and the seller, the reward for online crime is proving to be equally lucrative…

For the rest of the story – http://www.insidetech.com/news/articles/3525-symantec-study-online-crooks-make-good-money?referral=IT_nlet_20081203

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