About Us


Welcome to PhreakBoutique, the one-stop-shop for affordable, personalized penetration testing tools and technology gear. Born from a mission to fill a void in the hacker community, we cater to seasoned hackers and aspiring ones alike with high-quality, reasonably priced equipment.

Our Story

Our founder, Ben Strout, a penetration tester and community organizer, originally started PhreakBoutique to support community education events in the hacker community. What began as selling gear to sustain these events soon blossomed into an Etsy store, and later into a series of ecommerce efforts, which we've now streamlined into the PhreakBoutique you know today.

This transition wasn't without its challenges. We faced unique supply chain issues and the hurdles that come with scaling a small side project into a thriving business squarely focused on enhancing the information security community. However, with determination and passion, we've successfully overcome these obstacles to deliver goods and services unavailable anywhere else.

Our Mission

Our vision is to be a pillar of support in the information security community, providing no-strings-attached backing for activities that foster growth and education. As hackers ourselves, we understand that while creating your own tools can be rewarding, not everyone is in a place where they can do so. We aim to lower these barriers, providing the tools and education people need at a fair price, thereby promoting a stronger, more accessible hacker community.

We believe that hacking and information security is everyone's job, and if we can inspire individuals through our gear and education to become more interested or involved, then we feel we've accomplished something truly valuable. We're perhaps biased, but we consider the information security community to be among the world's best, and we're committed to supporting, growing, and welcoming new members into this remarkable group.

What Sets Us Apart

At PhreakBoutique, we stand by our products because we use them ourselves. Everything we sell is fully supported—don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. In addition, we utilize our funds to back community events, including serving as exclusive sponsors for Capture the Flag (CTF) contests and other events at major hacker conventions worldwide.

Our Team

PhreakBoutique is led by our founder, Ben Strout, a seasoned vulnerability researcher, penetration tester, non-profit public sector work advocate, author, and organizer for DC207, Maine's DEFCON chapter. A respected guest speaker at various conferences, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, guiding us to better serve our community.


Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. At PhreakBoutique, your success is our success. We invite you to explore our products and encourage you to reach out with any questions or comments. Whether you're a seasoned hacker or just starting your journey, we're here to help you reach your goals.