Zombie Network Pricing

By Deane Barker on September 8, 2004

Going price for network of zombie PCs: $2,000-$3,000: Here’s a look into the economics of spam hackers.

One indication of the going rate for zombie PCs comes from a June 11 posting on SpecialHam.com, an electronic forum for spammers. The asking price for use of a network of 20,000 zombie PCs: $2,000 to $3,000. Such networks typically are used to broadcast spam and phishing scams and to spread e-mail viruses designed mainly to create yet more zombies.