Finding Hacking Services and More in the Deep Web
Hacking services are among the most attractive commodities in the underground market, it is possible to hire a hacker to request a “realistic” penetration test, or to pay to take over a Gmail or Facebook account for cyber espionage purpose.
How much does it cost to hire a hacker? How to do it and what is the price for their services?
Recently, journalists at Business Insider have published a post that described the prices for principal hacking services that it is possible to acquire online. According the article, an individual that wants to hack someone’s Gmail account will have to pay about $90.
Hackers, for example, could be hired to hack into a social media account, the cost to hack into someone’s Facebook account is $350, or simply to increase the rank of a company on a social network.
The investigation conducted by the journalists revealed that a hacker can steal someone’s Hilton HHonor points for $15 or to compromise a NetFlix account just for $1.25.
Other common commodities in the hacking underground are the hacking courses that goes for $20 and hit-and-run attacks, such as a DDoS or a website defacement.
“Website hack or DDoS. Paying well.” is the message of a hacker that promises to hack a WordPress-built website down for “2k euro.”
There are various ways to buy hacking services and probably the most interesting place where it is possible to meet members of the principal hacking communities is the Deep Web … let’s explore it!
Diving into the Hacking Communities
The number of Hacking communities in the Deep Web is very high as reported by several investigations published by security firms and cyber-experts, hackforum, Trojanforge, Mazafaka, dark0de and the recent TheRealDeal are just a few samples.
The majority of the hacking communities are closed to the public and one must request an invitation to join the discussions. In many cases, these groups specialize their activities on specific topics and practices (e.g. Social media hacking, data theft, malware and exploits and hit-and-run attacks (i.e. DDoS, Web site hacking).
Among the communities accessible only by invitation there are several hackforums, an example is the popular Trojanforge, which specializes in malware and code reversing.