The Crimeware Shopping List
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.
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