Hacking and Data Breaches: The Businesses of Stealing Information

March 14, 2014 | By

December of 2013 brought a fresh wound back into the security blanket for Americans that despite living in a technologically advanced society, data breaches and hackers are still all too common. The Target breach consisted of 40 Million financial records exposed, but that’s just the tip of the Iceberg.

As hackers become increasingly sophisticated, technology struggles to keep up with the security necessary for our private information. This infographic from CNI displays some staggering numbers from the past 9 years of records as kept by the ID Theft Center, how hackers make money off of what they steal, as well as what you can do to prevent your data from being stolen.

[Click here for full size version]

Hacking and Data Breaches: The Businesses of Stealing Information

email

Filed in: Offbeat Infographics

About the Author (Author Profile)

David Wallace is a search & social media marketer who lives in Anthem Arizona with his lovely wife. Interests & hobbies include all things Disney, roller coasters, musicianship and Christianity. Follow +David Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

Comments are closed.