In Russia you can ‘rent’ a DDoS to $10 an hour
The cybercrime underground trade designed in Russia has grown so much in recent years, according to research from security firm Trend Micro , called Russian Underground 101 – the price of various tools to commit computer crimes are already too cheap, cheap chillingly.
The director of security research and communication at Trend Micro, Rik Ferguson, says the Russian cybercrime market “is a mature and well established. There are people who offer special services for your niche and each niche needs are properly met. “
Pricing that study reported Trend Micro would be:
- Hiring a DDoS attack : U.S. $ 10 per hour, U.S. $ 30-70 day, $ 150 a week and $ 1,200 a month.
- Basic Crypter (to insert malicious code into files): U.S. $ 10-30.
- Spam email: $ 10 for a million spam emails.
- Spam text message: Between $ 3 and $ 100 SMS 150 per 100,000 text messages
- Bots for a botnet: $ 200 for 2,000 bots.
- Zeus source code: Between $ 200 and $ 500.
- Hack a Facebook or Twitter account: $ 130.
- Hacking a Gmail account: U.S. $ 162.
- Hacking a corporate mail: $ 500.
- Web Traffic: between U.S. $ 7 and U.S. $ 15 per 1,000 visits from the U.S. or Europe.
– Russian Underground 101 (Trend Micro)
– The Russian underground cybercrime economy has democratised (Wired UK)