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Inside the Middle Eastern and North African cybercriminal underground

Trend Micro researchers investigated the Middle Eastern and North African cybercriminal underground, and found that prices for malware and hacking tools are generally a bit more expensive than in other regions. For example, a keylogger in the North American underground runs for $1-$4, but in this region it can be up to $19. Whereas hackers in Western Europe and North America are more likely to work independently, MENA is the most collaborative region in the world. They share malware and insights with each other for free for the common good, and is the region most likely to band together to collaboratively attack organizations.