A Hacker's Holiday Shopping List

Malicious hackers and other assorted bad guys looking for new tools for plying their trade this upcoming holiday season will have plenty of toys and services to choose from.

Servicing them is a growing underground market bristling with botnets, Trojans, rootkits, spyware and all sorts of shady services aimed at everybody from the humble do-it-yourself hacker to sophisticated, organized criminal gangs.

A Hacker's Holiday Shopping List (PC World)

Even our Security Warrior got a Russian DDoS spam this week:

I got this great piece of spam the other day - a loose translation says "want to blow away the competitors' sites? Order our DDoS service. 10 minute trial free. (!) Prices from $99-300."

Now if the title of this post was a little misleading and your girlfriend needed some pointers for Xmas, go here! ;-)

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