How much does it cost to wreak cybercrime havoc?
In Russia, dedicated-server-hosting services can cost buyers US$50–190, depending on quality. In China, cybercriminals can boost their malicious iPhone® apps’ ranking so these would make the top 15 for US$4,900, the top 10 for US$6,400, and the top 5 for US$9,800. They can also purchase fake posts, comments, views, and followers to boost the popularity of their specially crafted sites for less than US$1. Brazil is unique in that, cybercriminal wannabes can avail of fraud training for US$579. The better the goods’ quality, the greater the quantity required, and the harder they are to acquire, the more expensive they are.
To see the different cybercriminal underground markets, what types of data are being traded, and how much they're worth, view the interactive page that details the Global Black Market.
|PRODUCTS||Underground Market Availability|
|Android™ short message service (SMS) forwarder source code|
|Apple’s App StoreSM user review|
|Business application account credentials|
|Credit card credentials|
|Credit card number checker|
|Credit card number generator|
|Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) modem|
|Online service account credential checker|
|Phone number list|
|Premium service number|
|Proxy server host list|
|Scanned fake document|
|SMS-spamming 3G modem|
|SERVICES||Underground Market Availability|
|Apple's App Store app-rank boosting|
|Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack|
|Fake document rework|
|Internet short message gateway spamming|
|Malware checking against security software|
|Remote access Trojan (RAT) rental|
|Third-party Android-app-store-rank boosting|
|Virtual-private-network (VPN)-server hosting|
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