Hackers Business Services!

Hackers are offering to break into email & social media accounts, for a small fee!

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On the underground web the hacking business is growing at an alarming rate.

Hackers are conducting themselves like a normal business, offering many illicit services on the cheap. They advertise their services and promote themselves as being professional, trustworthy and honest, on the many forums and marketplaces that make up the dark underbelly of the web, which is occupied by cybercriminals.

More and more, the hackers are trying to please their customers in a bid to have the edge on their competitors. They are stepping up their customer service to achieve better customer satisfaction, as well as working longer hours, some even 24/7 and offering ‘free trial attacks’!

As like most markets, the supply and demand of the services available guides it, and unfortunately for those who are targeted, both the supply and demand is high for the vast range of products and services available. Some of the prices are getting lower, like buying a digital identity or hacking an email, but many are higher, and still increasing, for things like social media hacking, stolen bank account details and even passports.

These are just some of the ‘services’ on offer with the approximate prices being charged:

€115 Personal email
€445 Corporate email (per mail box)
€ 75 Popular Russian Accounts
€ 90 IP address of computer user
€115 Social Media

Others ‘services’
€ 8 Remote Access Trojan (RAT) (allows remote control of a computer via malware)
€ 18 Hacking tutorials
€ 18 Doxing (accessing peoples private & personal information)
€1500 ATM ‘Skimmer’ (electronics to steal personal data from bank cards)

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) –
€500 charged hourly/daily/weekly (up to-) €500 (a number of systems are infected to deny access)

Remote Access Trojans (RATs) provide the hacker with unlimited access to the victim’s information, mainly as a way to steal that information.

Doxing is the practice of gathering personal information about an individual, which would not normally be accessible, via the internet. Anything seen as being ‘valuable’ by a hacker will be used for their benefit.

The ATM ‘skimmer’, has become very popular. It is an electronic device that is cleverly placed over the real card slot and can read the data stored on the magnetic strip of your bank card, as your card enters the ATM. The thieves also need your PIN number, so there will be a hidden camera or fake keypad to record the numbers, as you input them on the machines keypad.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is where a number of Trojan infected systems are used to compromise a target system with a Denial of Service (DOS) attack.

Full business portfolios, including bank details, have also been offered – something that has not been seen before – and this has to be a worry for the authorities, if not business owners.

Cybercrime is a sensitive topic, amongst country leaders across the globe as their concerns rise, and they are quickly trying to bring in legislation to protect our data – but will it help? The highlighted potential of those with money and access to the net, is quite frightening and even though we might do all we can to protect that data – it might just not be enough!

And as business increases for these ‘services’, so will the sophistication of the hackers and the likelihood that we will all fall victim to cybercrime, at some point or another.

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