The Hacker's Toolkit Returns

    Date20 Jan 2011
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    What does $8000 buy you nowadays? Enough iPads to equip the entire family, with matching MacBook Airs thrown in for good measure? A couple of 3D TVs? If you're a cybercriminal, it'll buy you a pretty sweet hacker's toolkit. But don't worry if you're too dumb to understand complicated computer stuff. Contemporary hacker's toolkits are user-friendly. You can even purchase a support contract. If the security holes the toolkit exploits get patched, there's no problem--it can auto-update with new attack definitions.

    All this is revealed in a new report by Symantec, which profiles the increasing sophistication of hacker's toolkits over recent years, and the criminal underworld that's grown around them.

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