AlphaLock Hacker Group Describes Business Model
Flagship 'Bazooka' Code Course Priced at $185
AlphaLock, a hacker group that emerged just this year, has quickly positioned itself as a prominent player in the cybersecurity landscape. The group describes itself as a "pentesting training organization" and has found a unique way to monetize its training services through affiliate programs.
The business model of AlphaLock is divided into two parts. The first part involves training hackers through online courses, with their flagship offering being the Bazooka Code course priced at $185. Under the guise of training pen testers, AlphaLock equips its students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field of cybersecurity.
However, it is the second part of AlphaLock's business model that has garnered significant attention. The group utilizes its newly trained cohort of hackers to create a marketplace where threat actors can purchase "pentesting services" specifically targeted at a particular organization. This marketplace, known as ALPentest Hacking Marketplace, provides threat actors with a platform to identify desired targets for pen testing.
Other hackers can then choose from these listed companies, perform the tests, and submit proof of the attack to claim their reward.
The group's Telegram channel, which was previously accessible to the public, has now gone private.
In a recent post, AlphaLock stated:
"In two months, we have gathered a very strong staff and trained them for ourselves. The time will come when this era will end, and the best will simply disappear, and you will no longer hear about them; they will quietly earn a living for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To all our colleagues, I recommend showing patience and applying efforts to study PenTesting. PenTesting is the future."
To enhance transparency and provide clients with real-time updates, Bazooka Code is currently developing a platform where clients can monitor the progress of the pen tester as they conduct various tests. Additionally, clients will have the ability to list specific targets they want to be pen tested. This platform aims to streamline the process and ensure efficient communication between clients and hackers.
Due to the increased attention and security concerns, AlphaLock has decided to migrate its platform to a chat application called Matrix, while still utilizing Telegram for news updates, membership requests, and inquiries. Furthermore, in an effort to expand their reach, Bazooka Code will launch a YouTube channel to provide further insights and experiences for those interested in the platform. Individuals interested in joining the AlphaLock community can submit their portfolios for consideration.
As AlphaLock continues to make waves in the cybersecurity industry, it raises important questions about the future of ethical hacking and the role of training organizations in shaping the landscape. With their unique business model and emphasis on pentesting, AlphaLock is positioning itself as a force to be reckoned with in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.