Attack-as-a-Service Market Prices

An article in the latest issue of CACM (paywalled) quotes some prices advertised by criminals for elementary attack building blocks:

  • DoS – $50…$500 per day
  • hacking a private e-mail address – $30…$50
  • forged identity documents – <$30
  • software opening fake accounts – <$500
  • custom-made malware – $1,500 + monthly service fee

If you want to get rich, don’t waste your time on developing sophisiticated attack techniques. Look at the services available and devise a business model.