Hackers commercialize toolkits for profit

In a bid to capitalize on the rising tide of malicious code, enterprising hackers are now commercializing toolkits and selling them for profit. Entrepreneurial hackers are making money from code that was freely available just a few years ago and generating a healthy profit with prices for toolkits ranging from $30 to $3000.

The 'nuclear toolkit' is just one example.

While it may not be able to take down a nuclear plant, the malicious code can be used without detection and is just one of a range of toolkits available online. Computerworld - Hackers commercialize toolkits for profit

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 12th October 2006 2:17AM