In a recent article, the New York Times has cast a spotlight on a new website called Hacker’s List; possibly a reference to the popular classified advertising site Craigslist. The website allows its clients to “Find professional hackers for hire.” Despite the use of the word “professional,” the types of jobs clients desire seem to be limited to relatively mundane, if illegal activities. ZDNet gives several examples of job offers that were posted on the site, including the following:
$10-$350: Need some info and messages from a Facebook account. Other jobs to come if successfull
$300-$600: I need a hacker to change my final grade, it should be done in a week.
$200-$300: Hack into a company email account. Copy all emails in that account. Give copies of the emails employer. Send spam emails confessing to lying and defamation of character to everyone in the email list.