Trend Micro is reporting how cyber criminals are using social media to hawk malicious tools.
On YouTube, the Internet security company found an ad selling a $15 distributed denial-of-service tool. A video featured a screenshot of the tool, as well as the price and details where to buy it.
Although the video had a relatively small number of views, Trend Micro pondered upon how many of those 600 viewers were enticed enough to visit the site and to purchase the tool.
“The said post is just one of the many malware ads in social networks,” wrote JM Hipolito on Trend Micro’s Malware Blog. “If anything, the above-mentioned advertisement only goes to show that cyber criminals are using social networks the same way legitimate businesses do to gain ‘customers’ even if the customers in question are other cyber criminals.”