Not So Deep Pockets
A recent report details how much cyber criminals value our personal info and accounts that they hack into. We all appreciate the information we have on social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter, all the pictures and messages. The info on our email accounts is also priceless to us. But the way cyber criminals look at this information is surprising.
The report which was compiled by Dell SecureWorks revealed the number that cyber criminals charge if you need to hack into a person’s account. The numbers were very startling and strange. Hackers apparently charge $129 to hack into email and social networking accounts. That is all someone has to pay to access that which you consider valuable to yourself.
The hackers call themselves trustworthy and professional. This is a bargain considering the kind of damage that someone may inflict when they have access to your accounts. These professional and reliable hackers also stand by their work promising fast results and total confidentiality. Some even go as far as offering after sales support.
Prices, however, vary according to the type of emails you need access to. If it’s a work-related email, the work is still doable, but it comes at a higher price than the personal email. The price is $500 for work related emails. If, for any reason, you feel like you need to master the skill of hacking into emails and social media accounts yourself then you can get tutorials for as little as $20 and $40. That’s as good as it gets.
Here’s A Few Extra Options . . . If You’re Interested
If you feel like starting a smear campaign towards someone you dislike, it is also doable. The “doxing” campaign package has decreased in price over the last years and is now just $19.99. The package used to cost $100, and the reason for the slope is not known.
If for any reason you want to use someone else’s money you can get that service for just $7. Yes, for $7 you can get around 1.5 million miles for about $450. A bit expensive if calculated like that but the number of flights you get on 1.5 million miles is just massive. That is, of course, they don’t catch before you enjoy all these illegal advantages.
The Dell SecureWorks’s report is compiled annually and reveals interesting information about cyber security.
If you’re worried about your privacy and security being hacked, then you should definitely get yourself a good VPN, if you don’t have one already. You can also check out our list of secure alternatives to Gmail and Yahoo, in case you need to send sensitive mail.