MONUMENT, Colo. -The creator of Hacker’s List, a controversial website started late last year, has officially stepped forward. It’s a website that allows people to hire hackers for whatever work they wish.
The only catch is it has to be ethical.
“I have all the same skills,” said Charles Tendell, creator of Hacker’s List. “I have all the same abilities as the unethical hackers. I just choose to use my powers to help you instead of hurt you.”
Tendell’s hackers can tackle cyber stalkers, remove negative information from the internet and even access a deceased relative’s social media accounts.
The cost is no more than $1,000.
“There’s literally no way for a consumer to get access to these kinds of services,” said Tendell. “You can go out there and find a penetration testing company, but are you as a consumer, going to dump $10,000 just for some analyst’s time? No.”
Despite their success, controversy over this website is brewing and has been for quite some time.
Many have pointed out people who are soliciting illegal hacking, and others are concerned of how controlled this website actually is.
“We’re very hopeful that in this instance the community involved with the site will help monitor things, and make sure that it is used for good,” said Jeff Markle, director of marketing and events, Better Business Bureau.
Tendell knows all about these illegal posts.
He said even though they are happening, it doesn’t mean his hackers are doing the work, and in time, he hopes to find a better way to police the site
“Hacker’s List is made stronger by the community of people who are on it, supporting it and using it for what it’s built for, so if you’re an individual and you want to understand how the process works, get on the site, contribute and let’s make it better,” said Tendell.
Tendell claimed the reason it took so long for him to come forward as the creator was just due to his schedule.
He also said it’s not because they were doing anything illegal or because he had anything to hide.