Forbes says iOS exploits being sold for $250,000
Forbes claims that the US government, amongst other possible 'customers', are paying as much as $250,000 for the privilege of having access to a 0-day Apple iOS exploit.
In an article that is packed with fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD), Forbes claims that hackers who choose to sell their exploits via third-party brokers could earn some seriously huge bucks by choosing to not disclose their findings to the vendor or via competitions such as TippingPoint's Pwn2Own. Speaking with “sources” in the know, the publication has come up with the following price list for customers seeking exclusive use of zero-day exploits:
At $250,000 an exploit, I'd would have thought hackers like the iPhone Dev Team and jailbreak 'Dream Team' would have retired to a tropical island somewhere ages ago! Hmmm... I wonder why they haven't ;)
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