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Prices for hacker services have fallen in Russia, the discussion of cybercrime has moved from the forums to Telegram

According to RBC with reference to a study by Positive Technologies, the cost of hackers’ services has decreased, and the discussion of cybercrime has moved from forums to instant messengers, including Telegram.

The cost of services for conducting DDoS attacks is $40 for every 24 hours (2.6 thousand rubles at the current exchange rate). For hacking an account on the VKontakte social network, they ask from $10 to $50 (630 – 3.1 thousand rubles). Hacking accounts in instant messengers such as Telegram, Viber and WhatsApp was estimated more expensive – from $350 (22 thousand rubles).

Last year, a study by Positive Technologies found that a one-day DDoS attack costs around $50. In addition, the BI.ZONE company reported last year that the cost of hacking an account on VKontakte from hackers ranged from 700 rubles. up to 12 thousand rubles, in Telegram – from 30 thousand to 170 thousand rubles, and in WhatsApp – from 20 thousand to 130 thousand rubles.

In the second quarter of this year, more than 27 thousand posts on hacker topics were published on Telegram. This is 2.5 times more than in the same period last year.

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This is the first study by Positive Technologies covering the various activities of cybercriminals on Telegram. In its course, the company analyzed 323 public channels and groups in the messenger with more than 1 million subscribers.

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