RSA Reports Price of Hacker Goods and Services

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2010-09-13 Print this article Print

Zeus Trojan kit - $3,000. SpyEye Trojan kit - $1,000. Bulletproof hosting - priceless, well not really.

According to researchers with EMC's RSA security division, bulletproof hosting goes for between $87 to $179 per month depending on the service level and up to $400 per month for certain infrastructures. That was just one of several factoids the researchers uncovered during an investigation of the black market for hackers and cyber-thieves.

In their "window shopping", the team put a price tag on everything from distributed denial of service attacks ($50 per 24 hours of Website flooding) to online bank accounts that sold for between ($50 to $1,000).

"A cybercriminal can procure credit card data for as little as the price of a latté," according to the RSA blog. "What may seem marginal enough at first sight may carry the potential for heavy losses to consumers, the banks and credit card associations involved."

Read more about their findings here (PDF). |

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