Hackers-for-Hire Are Easy to Find


What would you do if you discovered all of your personal emails were posted online for anyone to see?

That’s exactly what happened to several people profiled in The Wall Street Journal.

One victim said his exposed emails included information on his personal finances, legal affairs, even his pharmacy bills.

The WSJ article profiles one website that allegedly advertises online services including being able to “crack” passwords for major email services in less than 48 hours and charges a minimum of $150, depending on the email provider, the password’s complexity and the urgency of the job. The site describes itself as a group of technology students based in Europe, United States, and Asia.


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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.