Cost of a Zero-Day Exploit on the Open Market

in Transnational Crime

A story by business news program Marketplace reported that zero-day exploits are available for purchase on the Internet. A zero-day exploit is a computer code that is used to hack into computer systems.

Marketplace found that many exploits were available for free on internet forums, with the most expensive zero days available for purchase for $600.

Source:  Aarti Shahani, “Hacking and the value of a Zero Day,” Marketplace, October 7, 2013.

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