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Price of a Botnet Varies From $100 to $10,000

Sale and hire prices of botnets vary wildly.


Botnets are available for purchase on the dark web and shadow Telegram channels for as little as $100.

According to an analysis of botnet sales by Kaspersky, this year the lowest offers started at $99 and the highest reached $10,000. For hire, the price drops further when it comes to hiring, where prices range from $30 to $4,800 per month.

Also, the source code of a botnet can also be publicly released by malicious actors, with access to this leaked source code obtained for free or a fee of $10 to $50. Researchers said leaked botnets are generally considered an option for less sophisticated actors, as they are more likely to be detected by security solutions.


Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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