The Hacker's Toolkit Returns

    Date20 Jan 2011
    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.

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    Has your email account ever been pwned in a data breach?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 2 answer(s).

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.