How much should my fictional hacker charge to deactivate a government tracking device?
January 7, 2011 1:24 PM Subscribe
How much should my fictional hacker charge to deactivate a tracking device?
posted by baronessa to Computers & Internet (31 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm writing a story (I know, I know *eye roll*) that's sort of crime/intrigue based (Ocean's 11, James Bond, White Collar type stuff), and I need to know how much my hacker character is going to charge the protagonist to remove a government tracking device. I can't find any online evidence of this sort of practice, so I'm totally in the dark on how much the asking price should be. I would love for it to be a big number so that the stakes are higher, but I don't want to go off writing in $50,000 if it's realistically only $500. Any ideas?