Inside a Hacker’s Brain

Inside a Hacker’s Brain
January 5, 2021 2:24 pm

Why do hacker’s hack? It’s frustrating to think that anyone would want to put your business, reputation, and information at risk, but unfortunately it happens often. But why does it happen? Let’s dive deep into a hacker’s brain to gain some insight.

Most of the time, hackers don’t purposely single out one particular person or business. Instead, they find a vulnerability and target that. Websites have been the most popular platform to target, but due to the COVID pandemic, new techniques have emerged. Phishing and social engineering, malware injection, missing security patches, cracking passwords, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) can all be included on the same list of targets.

Hacking can be a tedious and time consuming task, so why even spend the time doing it? Financial gain may seem like the number one, and most obvious, reason that hackers hack. But surprisingly, a new survey by Finbold reveals that 68% of hacker’s hack for the simple thrill and challenge of it.

The Top Reasons Hacker’s Hack:

  1. Challenge/thrill – 71%
  2. Monetary gain – 53%
  3. Learning new tips and techniques – 51%
  4. Just to “have fun” – 49%
  5. Advance their careers – 44%
  6. To show off – 8%

Now that we know why hacker’s hack, let’s figure out the best way to protect yourself against them. Having another set of eyes from a security professional, who isn’t invested in your day-to-day business operations, can be extremely beneficial. CATS Technology Solutions Group has a team of certified Cybersecurity experts who will secure and monitor your system 24/7. CATS Technology is also partnered with many security vendors, which further ensures the security of your systems.

If there is a breach, our technicians are immediately alerted directly through our ticketing system. Hackers won’t stand a chance against us!

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