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Hacking courses offer cybercrooks tips on how to hone skills

Jaikumar Vijayan | Sept. 20, 2013
Subjects range from basic fraud to managing botnets and evading arrests, RSA says.

What's interesting about the latest trend is the brazenness with which some of the courses are being offered, Veral said. In the past, hackers used to be much more cautious about whom they dealt with, but the new breed appears somewhat less cautious, he said. "They are taking bigger risks," probably as a result of the sheer number of people in the hacker underground, Veral said. "It's not limited to a small group of people now. This whole thing is part of a bigger trend of fraud as a service become more sophisticated day by day."

 

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