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! ;-)