Hackers for hire

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Hacker’s List is a new service for those looking to draft help from the hacking community.

Far from the realms of the destructive Sony hack, JPMorgan Chase, the inside job at Morgan Stanley and other high-profile cyberattacks which have taken place over the past year, Hacker’s List matches hackers with members of the general public who wish to hire hackers for far smaller jobs — although ones that may not be any less damaging on a personal scale.

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According to the publication, over 500 hacking jobs have been put to the bid since the site’s launch last year. Submitted anonymously by the site’s users, hackers then seek to outbid each other to secure the work, which ranges from breaking into email accounts to taking down websites.

A number of hackers listed on the website provide hourly rates, ranging from $28 to $300.

The variety of jobs is far-ranging; from breaking into Gmail accounts to corporate email and taking down websites in revenge. Surprisingly, many jobs listed on the site are for the purpose of education — with customers pleading for hackers to break into school systems in order to change grades.

$300-$500: I need a hack for an Android Game called “Iron Force” developed by “Chillingo”. It’s a dynamic Server game, frequently updated. very hard to hack. i need a hack that give diamonds and cash on this game and if possible a auto-play robot system for my account.

$300-$600: I need a hacker to change my final grade, it should be done in a week.

Other jobs include de-indexing pages and photos from search engines, acquiring client lists from competitors and retrieving lost passwords.

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It isn’t clear how successful Hacker’s List will turn out to be, as many jobs are listed without a single bidder. From a law perspective, the website’s owner has taken steps to try and stay out of culpability. The website includes a long terms and conditions section which forbids illegal activity, and Hacker’s List says it neither endorses nor condones illegal activity. The T&C section states:

In addition, to stop your activities from being made obvious through bank statements, Hacker’s List assures users that transactions will be discreetly labeled “CCS.”

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