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Updated 2:12 PM EST, Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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Hacker's List Provides Hacker-For-Hire Service

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Want to find some digital material but don't have the knowledge? Hacker's List has you covered.

It looks like hacking is the new commodity in the freelancing world, following the launch of the first website to offer a wide-range of hackers-for-hire, called Hacker's List.

Based in New Zealand, the new service lets anonymous users post requests to potential hackers. Hackers respond with price, time and other details, almost like an anonymous portfolio to interest a client.

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The hacker and buyer never meet, but once it is complete to a satisfactory level, the payment is sent to the hacker similar to a normal freelance job.

Quite a lot of posts are made in regards to changing high-school grades; prices go from $50 to $5,000. Some other posts want Facebook or iPhones hacked on a specific person, to find any dirt on the person.

It is quite weird to see as many people participating in an open forum, especially one on the open web. Tor browser has some of these hidden sites, but it is rare to see one of these sites be available for anyone to view, including the government.

Hacker's List owners claim in a 10-page terms of service agreement that its service is not illegal, and does not condone any illegal activities. That might be so, but calling the site Hacker's List is enough to shut it down, according to many government officials.

The amount of successful hacks seems to be small and insignificant, compared to some of the large scale hacks we heard about in 2014 and in the past few weeks of 2015.

Moving past the hilarity of a hacker's market, Hacker's List is a really big issue and the amount of activity on the site says a lot about the state of the internet, where someone will spend $500 to get a peek at their partner's iPhone messages.

The influx in news stories on Hacker's List seems to have provoked more people to add jobs onto the service, sadly.

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