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  • #443992

    MrLandlubber
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    Do hackers do it for a living? Are there any honest hackers for hire or is it just a big scam?

    Is it legal to be paid for hacking, within certain limits?

  • #443993

    rocket___goblin

    most hackers for higher you see on any social media platforms like reddit or facebook or discord are scams. there are actual pentesting companies though.

  • #443994

    FrederikNS

    Yes and no, there are hackers who get hired by companies to hack them, to find the vulnerabilities, and subsequently tell the company about the vulnerabilities, such that they can patch them up. These are called White Hat Hackers or Penetration Testers, and are perfectly legal.

    Hacking isn’t illegal as long as you have permission from the owner of whatever you are hacking. If I hand you my laptop and ask you to hack into it, then it’s perfectly legal.

    If someone asks you to hack into someone else’s system both you and the person who asked you to is doing something illegal.

  • #443995

    WhoisMusical

    Pentesters are available for hire. But you can find people for almost anything depending on where you look.

  • #443996

    mokera101

    It’s called penetration testing and companies will pay you to audit their systems. Look up the team that managed Kali Linux. They will do hands on audits for companies that actually involves compromising systems to gain admin access. Then there’s also the security researchers who try to hack products for bounties because a lot of major companies will pay you if you find a big bug in their systems.

  • #443997

    alythegoldensniper

    well ransomware as a service gangs are hireable by design if you wanna count that

  • #443998

    hourglass492

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there are hackers out there willing to do less then ethical things for hire. Although I would guess they live in non western democracies with little chance of extradition. Their quality probably varies a lot too and how you’d find one that isn’t a scam would also be a huge problem.

  • #443999

    chillsone

    Yeah it is and paying for like simcard swaps and as far as that goes.. but rarely

  • #444000

    wanisbad

    No they dont appear to be. Tried many times, all are scammers.

    Pentest experts are incapable of actually hacking so dont waste your time.

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  • #444002

    Pmanfishing

    Called whitehat

  • #444003

    Kleysley

    Yes but they dont hack other people for you, they hack you if you oay them to. So companies employ hacker that are constantly checken their systems to find any vulnerabilities.

  • #444004

    Mr_Fignutz

    U can look in the tor markets and find someone

  • #444005

    -rabbitrunner-

    “Contractual Cybersecurity Professional”

  • #444006

    B1tninja

    4chan.org

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