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Cyber-Criminals Doing Business of ‘Hacker Tutorials’ for Imparting Hacking Skills, Says Dell

Dell SecureWorks the security vendor recently discovered that cyber-crooks are doing business of 'Hacker Tutorials' that they're selling to new aspiring hackers who getting trained can begin installing malware onto people's computers and steal financial information. Scmagazineuk.com published this dated December 16, 2014.

After a year's time of an earlier report by Dell, the security company again checked hacker underground forums only to find that still larger numbers of services and products were getting traded there.

The lessons offered to hackers begin with a small price of $1 while deal in topics like ways for gaining cent percent success in doing bank transfers; how to earn far more cash over what is withdrawn via ATM hacks; and basic carding.

More tutorials include various kinds of malware as well as attack toolkits with explanation on the expenses they should entail.

All these show how the already professional cyber-criminal market is giving more importance to customer care.

Dell's report outlines a case of one hacker who is apparently promising complete validity of high credit payment cards obtained from theft while any dead ones would get substituted.

Meanwhile, with competition heightening online for trade of criminal wares, prices are plummeting.

Thus RATs (Remote Access Trojans) this year cost cheaper compared to 2013. They're presently priced between $20 and $50, with the highly demanded ones being cybernate, blackshades, darkcomet, dark ddoser and predator pain. In 2013, prices of RATs were between $50 and $250.

Nonetheless, bots can now be hired only at a greater price, though these are accompanied with a greater precision as to where they're physically situated.

The present cost to hack into any online site is $100-$200 compared to $100-$300 in 2013. To pay a hacker for disrupting any online site carries a slightly lower price from 2013. DDoS assaults are priced $60-$90 daily.

Different from 2013, Dell SecureWorks says not plentiful Doxing Services are observed getting sold. Doxing means hiring any hacker for obtaining every detail he can regarding certain victim, via malware, the Web, social engineering, information via social-networking websites, alternatively any other source. Doxing services available from just few hackers cost $25-$100.

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