Do you need someone to be your own private North Korean-style hacker? ArsTechnica suggests checking out Hackers List:
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One recent post on Hacker’s List, a site dedicated to matching up hackers with those who need something hacked, was headed “FB [Facebook] Account Hack for Justice.”
“Scumbag guy I met at a bar over the weekend followed me home and assaulted me,” it read. “Thankfully the police caught him and he’s thinking long and hard about what he did in a county jail. This is apparently not the first time he’s done this, but he got off free of charge the last time. I want to hit him where it hurts.”
The poster offered between $200-$300 for access to the man’s account.
Since being profiled in The New York Times two weeks ago, Hacker’s List has buckled under a deluge of traffic and still goes up and down on a regular basis. Upon registering for an account, the site reminds users that it is “intended for legal and ethical use” and that “if you feel a project violates our terms of service, please report the listing immediately.” But a search through the last few weeks of job postings on the site shows an almost total absence of “legal and ethical” requests.