What Happens When You Dare Expert Hackers To Hack You

It’s fair to say that if you try and dare hackers to break into your accounts, it’s pretty likely that you’ll hate the outcome.

After high-profile hacks on Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Ashley Madison, and other major companies, Kevin Roose got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach.

So he dared two expert hackers to spend a fortnight to gain access into his life, as long as they agreed not to reveal any of his secrets publicly or more importantly steal a shed load of money.

The hackers went to work to get deep inside Roose’s life and shit escalated very quickly. Just through using a combination of social engineering (a bit of lying and smooth talking to gain key info) and some malicious software they made it look so so easy.

This is definitely a scary reminder that technology can be as much as a hindrance as it can be a help.