Expert On News: Phishing Kit Prices Skyrocketed In 2019 By 149%

ZDNet reported this morning that the average price of a phishing kit sold on cybercrime markets has gone up in 2019 by 149%, cybersecurity firm Group-IB said in a reported due to go live later today.

Experts Comments

April 15, 2020
Tarik Saleh
Senior Security Engineer and Malware Researcher
DomainTools
Like all the things that require expertise and craft, well designed phishing kits are becoming increasingly expensive. As the defences put in place by organisations and service providers are strengthening, and as users become more savvy, cheap, one-size-fits-all scams have ceased to return the same monetary gains as they used to. While it may be worrying to see that threat actors are investing more in their tools, it is also a sign that the strive to educate the public to email security best.....Read More
Like all the things that require expertise and craft, well designed phishing kits are becoming increasingly expensive. As the defences put in place by organisations and service providers are strengthening, and as users become more savvy, cheap, one-size-fits-all scams have ceased to return the same monetary gains as they used to. While it may be worrying to see that threat actors are investing more in their tools, it is also a sign that the strive to educate the public to email security best practices and the increased accuracy of email filtering systems are paying back.  Read Less
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