Criminal justice professor Thomas Holt presented the findings from his
study of malware markets at Defcon 2007. Dark Reading provides coverage of
. "The average hackers' forum works much like a combination of eBay and
a department store site, Holt reports. Many are divided into areas of
interest -- such as programming, scripting, Mac, or Linux -- and there
usually is some sort of buying area where shoppers can purchase tools or
exploits, such as bots or credit card data collectors.
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