Myth #4: Why would anyone hack exactly us/me?

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:

About the Author

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since 2000 in the IT Security industry and until 2014 for Avira as Product Manager, where he was responsible for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Serving the security needs of so many different users made him think that there are other ways of to help the users: teachning them about security.

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