Botnets are available for hire for as little as $8.94 per hour, emphasising how little financial muscle or technical expertise is needed to carry out attacks, according to VeriSign iDefense.
The cybersecurity intellgence arm of VeriSign said on Monday that it carried out an online investigation into 25 botnet operators in February, targeting botnet services advertised on three web forums. The study found that hourly botnet rental pricing started at $8.94 (

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