Low Cost Tools Lowers Hurdle for Budding Cybercriminals
Cybersecurity firm SecureWorks recently reported that the declining cost of cybercrime tools is encouraging a greater number of inexperienced hackers to conduct malicious online activities.
In the 2017 State of Cybercrime: Exposing the threats techniques and markets that fuel the economy of cybercriminals, the firm’s Counter Threat Unit reveals that low-level hackers now have easier access to tools such as malware as a service and cheap spam botnets. The report cited a large botnet named Kelihos as an example, which only charged $200 per 1 million emails.
SecureWorks also confirmed that personal information is still a popular commodity in the internet underground, with detailed information including credit card data sold for as low as $10.