Professional exploit packs freely available online

Two weeks after the source code for the ZeuS bot found its way onto the web, the barrier to entry for cyber-crime has been lowered further. Persons unknown have circulated the BlackHole and Impassioned exploit frameworks, which take advantage of various security vulnerabilities in Windows to infect systems with malware such as ZeuS.

Threatpost reports that BlackHole is one of the most professional illegal attack tools currently available on the black market. An annual licence usually costs around $1,500, with additional attack modules available for a further fee. The H’s associates at heise Security has learnt on underground forums that the developers behind the Impassioned framework charge 4,000 euros for an annual licence.

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