By Dancho Danchev
Remember the email hacking for hire service which Webroot extensively profiled in this post “Email hacking for hire going mainstream“?
Recently, I stumbled upon another such service, advertised at cybercrime-friendly web forums, offering potential customers the opportunity to hack a particular Mail.ru and Gmail.com email address, using a variety of techniques, such as brute-forcing, phishing, XSS vulnerabilities and social engineering.
by Dancho Danchev
Just how easy is it to hack someone’s email nowadays? Very easy as the process is offered as a managed service within the cybercrime ecosystem.
Over the past couple of months, I have been monitoring an increase in managed email hacking services. These services basically offered everyone the ability to claim someone else’s email through email hacking performed on behalf of the vendor. Such services have been circulating in the wild since early 2008. Shall we take a peek at their latest market proposition?
Let’s profile a managed email hacking service offering to hack Gmail and Yahoo accounts.