Overview of Hacking in 2011 [Infographic]

As the business world continues to embrace technology, hackers continue to exploit technology for financial and political gain.  2011 has already welcomed plenty of damage due to hackers, including the 77 million Playstation Network user accounts that were hacked.

As the business world continues to embrace technology, hackers continue to exploit technology for financial and political gain.  2011 has already welcomed plenty of damage due to hackers, including the 77 million Playstation Network user accounts that were hacked.

In order to provide a closer glimpse at the hacking world, Gadgets and Gizmos has produced a great infographic entitled, “Hack Attack: All You Need To Know“. The fact that was most astounding to me was that 73% of Americans have been hacked in one form or another.

The infographic also provides us some information on exactly what the financial impact of hacking has been so far in 2011.  If you aren’t familiar with who the renown figures are in the hacking world, the infographic also contains a quick overview of most notorious “white hat” and “black hat” hackers.

If you haven’t yet been convinced to create a secure password, take a look at the chart towards the end of the the infographic below and you may change your mind!

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of AnsonAlex.com, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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