Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Hackers have a well-earned reputation for stealing sensitive data and using that data for criminal acts. For instance, some hackers make purchases with stolen credit card data and others use stolen data to steal identities. While it’s safe to say all hackers act maliciously to a degree, some hackers aren’t trying to steal identities. The hackers you don’t hear about in the news are sometimes self-proclaimed vigilantes and trolls as evidenced by some bizarre data breaches. Like the time someone hacked Google Maps to show fake traffic jams.