To hire a hacker on the Dark Web
Phone hacking service Most of the hackers for hire will accept a job only if they believe they can pull it off. One group found by Comparitech even says on its website: “In about 5-7% of cases, hacking is impossible.” Most of the hackers say they can finish the work within 24 hours, though more advanced hacks could take days or weeks.
Hackers who specialize in personal attacks sell their services for $551 on average. A personal attack could include financial sabotage, legal trouble or public defamation. One tactic touted by a hacker is to frame the victim as a buyer of child pornography. A few hackers offer such services as “scammer revenge” or “fraud tracking” in which they will attack a scammer.
Students who want a higher grade can actually pay someone $526 on average to hack into a school system and alter their grades. Available for both grade schools and universities, this is one of the most common hacking services and one of the most expensive. As a sideline, some hackers also say they can steal the answers to future exams.
Website hacking costs on average $394 and includes attacks against websites and other services hosted online. One group cited by Comparitech said it could access an underlying web server or a website’s administrative panel. Another group touted that it could steal databases and administrative credentials.
Computer and phone hacking
A computer and phone hacking service runs $343 on average. In this type of attack, the hacker breaks into the victim’s PC or phone to steal data or deploy malware. The operating system doesn’t seem to matter as they boast that they can access Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry or Windows Phone.
Social media account hacking
Hacking into a social media account costs on average $230. In this service, the hacker will spy on or hijack accounts from such platforms as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype, Telegram, TikTok, Snapchat and Reddit. The malicious activity depends on the service. Criminals who hack into a victim’s Facebook or Twitter account will often steal credentials to give the buyer full access to the account. Those who tap into an account from WhatsApp are likely to spy on messages or take screenshots.
Email hacking sells for $241 on average. In this activity, the hacker steals the victim’s email password and then either gives that password to the buyer or breaks into the account to access data. In some cases, the criminal may set up an email forwarded process to get a copy of all the victim’s emails