Global Hacker Attacks: The Last 5 Years [Infographic]

Once upon a time, all we had to do was warn our family members not to open that suspicious looking email, or to quit visiting that certain site (you know the one). These days, global cyber attacks, major security exploits and unprecedented data breaches have made it so that no one is safe, no matter how careful you are. It’s necessary to be constantly vigilant in order to protect your sensitive data.

Here’s a quick look into some of the terminology used in the Infographic below.

It’s vitally important to keep an eye on your credit and bank accounts. Set up fraud alerts on your accounts. Report suspicious activity immediately. You may be doing your due diligence, but someone you are doing business with may not be.

These are just some of the notable issues we’ve seen the last 5 years. Things were fairly quiet in 2015 (we deserved a break!) with only the run of the mill, basic hacks recorded, but the last few years have made up for it.