If we told you that it is possible for others to hire hackers to launch attacks against your business, would you believe it? Well, we hope so, because it is very possible and more common than you might think. Comparitech launched an investigation into the average prices of various hacking services on the Dark Web, and you might be surprised by how affordable and accessible they are. This is just more reason to take network security seriously.
While putting together these services, Comparitech looked at 12 different hacking sites and 100 different listings. These services, much like their legitimate and legal counterparts, are varied in pricing and scope, and they are paid for with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Comparitech converted these prices to USD and reported on the average costs for these various hacking services.
Here are some of the services and price points for these services. We want to make it very clear that we are not showing these off to encourage you to take advantage of them. We just want to illustrate just how easily accessible they can be and to showcase the significant threat they can pose to your business.
There are other services out there, too, but these are the most expensive and most common services.
Considering how low the barrier for entry is for these hacking services, individuals and businesses should be extremely concerned. Anyone could go on the Dark Web and hire someone to hack your business. We urge you to take this into account when planning out the security of your network. Walsh IT Group can assist with this aspect of managing your business technology.
To learn more about what we can do for your business’ network security, reach out to us at (832) 295-1445.
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