Dell SecureWorks‘ annual report points out that a hacker is just a Bitcoin, or a fraction of one, away if you really think you need to know what your boss, partner, rival or friend is writing about these days.
Hackers are everywhere according to Dell
Dell SecureWorks showed the ease you can be hacked in a report published on April 5. The report went on to show that the black-hatted hacker is now fully clothed as the sheep as though a costume party was on the menu for the night. Often, they are portraying themselves as legitimate businesses.
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While shopping for a male order bride, some sites also offer their hacker option packages. It’s apparently a snap to hire someone to help you retrieve “your” password to your Facebook, Gmail, or Outlook account.
“Like any other market in a capitalist system, the business of cybercrime is guided by the supply and demand for various goods and services,” the report’s authors wrote. “Unfortunately for the law abiding public, both sides of that equation remain strong, with everything from credit cards to hacker-for-hire services being sold online.”
Now, credit card information, bank account numbers will cost you more if looking for a hacker. But the point is, they are out there, and you can hire them.
But, these illegal services begin at the affordable price of $129.
Want their IP address while you’re at it, that will cost you another $90. Corporate email box hack? $500 per mailbox.
If a hacker can hack Home Depot he can certainly deal with your spouse’s email
There exists a braggadocio in the hacking community. I’ve done this, I’ve done this is often the trumpet blare when shopping around for nefarious service.
I live in Guatemala and remain nearly underwater in my credit card debt. Do you? Hacking me isn’t worth the time. But when reports like this are published, you should fear the ease by which your encrypted life no longer isn’t, and your bank accounts are ultimately left empty.
Just want to mess with someone? In 2013, that would have taken you $50-$250 to install a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) on their computer. 2016? Nah, you can buy that for $5-$10.
ATM skimmer is more youe speed? They have you covered including simple directions to 3D-print your own. But $1,775 for an actual skimmer without the initial investment for a 3D-printer is the going rate this year according to the report. Seems like a lot to pay to ruin lives? Don’t worry a bit, the same market will happily purchase the information gleaned from the skimmer.
Troubles with a business rival? Covered again. The Russian underground offers “full business dossiers” and, depending what you’re willing to splash, includes the purse-string puller’s personal information if so desired.
“Our security experts had never seen a full business dossier being sold for any companies, much less for Russian organizations. What could one do with this type information besides potentially siphon off all the money in the company’s bank accounts? Well, the possibilities are extensive. If the company has good credit, there is certainly the potential for those possessing this data to apply for hefty bank loans, high-limit credit cards, car loans and other lines of credit,” Dell says.
It’s scary out there if you read this report. It’s not getting safer just more “wild, wild East.”
“Prices and goods are not the only way sellers are distinguishing themselves. There also continues to be a focus on salesmanship,” Dell reports. “Compared to the report last year, our security experts noted this time around that many hackers were expanding their working hours to include weekends and even promising to be available 24 hours a day.”