Hire a Hacker Online

With the Sony hack, JPMorgan Chase breach and the proliferation of ransomware-as-a-service, cybersecurity is no longer restricted to state-sponsored cyberespionage or criminal gangs. It’s now available to the general public, thanks to a new website called Hacker’s List that matches hire a hacker online with users seeking to outsource their work, reports the New York Times.

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The site allows customers to post specific targets, and hackers then send proposals with prices. They typically require upfront payment, often in bitcoin.

Some hackers offer services that are designed for specific purposes, such as stealing a password, hacking into social media accounts or remotely monitoring a person’s location. Others tout more ambitious attacks, such as stealing credit card data or compromising someone’s identity, for a fee. Some even promise to plant malware, such as a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) that floods servers with traffic, potentially crippling a target.

In many cases, a hacker-for-hire will take on only a small percentage of the jobs that are submitted. That’s because some aren’t skilled enough to complete a complex job in the time frame they offer. Others simply don’t want to take on the risk of getting caught by authorities or losing a customer’s trust.

There are also a number of other risks involved with hiring hackers online. These include: