There are many reasons why a company gets hacked :
- to create visible damage to a public reputation,
- to get revenge,
- to gain internal information
Many companies around the world were hacked just to spread a political message.
For individuals, you can be hacked for more or less the same reasons a company gets hacked (see above).
You can prevent to be hacked if you improve the security of your accounts. Activate two-factor authentication and make strong passwords.
These any many other tips can be found in the free eBook “Improve your security”.All these and many more topics are in the free eBook "Improve your security" available here: www.improve-your-security.org.