Report: Cybercriminals Spend a Little to Steal a Lot
Cybercriminals don't need to spend much to buy the tools they need to steal millions of dollars from compromised banking and payment card accounts in the weeks ahead, according to a new report.
The black market for this global business includes prices as low as $1.50 per query for hijacked credit card and Social Security numbers, said the just-released August online fraud report from RSA, the Security Division of EMC.
The monthly report contains a shopping list of criminally inclined software and services--including call centers--the company said its FraudAction Intelligence Team found in underground forums.
For about $4,500, a cybercriminal can obtain a credential-stealing Trojan, bulletproof hosting for a month and an e-mail phishing campaign that could have "limitless credential harvesting potential," RSA said.