Sunday, 30 May 2010

Need a botnet, only $9.00 the hour

Adding a bit of salt to the problem of botnets and the topic about "Attack as a Service (AaaS)" (not sure if the term really exists) this note is intersting:

Study finds the average price for renting a botnet
"Based on an experiment conducted by researchers from VeriSign’s iDefense Intelligence Operations Team, involving 25 different "rent a botnet" underground marketplace propositions, they were able to conclude that the average price for renting a botnet is $67 for 24 hours, and $9 for hourly access."

Some other articles about bontnets:
The attack of the opt-in botnets

The biggest cloud on the planet is owned by ... the crooks