What Motivates Hackers

The first step in protecting your systems from ransomware, viruses, malware and hackers might be to understand what actually motivates hackers to attack a network. For most individuals, it is almost impossible to imagine why anyone would get involved in illicit activities. Some hackers that allowed interviews have revealed that they do it for the thrill of hacking since it is a challenging hobby and others do it in seek of validation socially. Hacking for others is a status trip while others pursue their power of exploiting purely for financial gain.

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