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Computer hacking of government and private business computers has resulted in the personal information of millions of people being compromised. Whereas at one time, the hacking of companies and businesses required considerable technological acumen, now cybercriminals need only go online to black market websites where they can purchase the necessary malware required to steal information from a targeted company or government agency. According to Trend Micro, a Japanese security software company, one particular type of hacking malware called BlackOS can be purchased on the black market for $3,800.

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