In the very early days of the internet, hackers most likely were “lone wolves.” They might be an unhappy customer, a disgruntled employee or a tech-savvy youth who just wanted to see if he could breach a target’s defenses.
Occasionally, hackers might aspire to more devious crimes including identity theft, blackmail, theft of trade secrets, exposure of personal information or monetary theft. These types of hackers were annoying, unnerving and potentially dangerous, but they seldom caused widespread damages or serious financial losses. Today, however, cybersecurity professionals face an entirely new group of hackers and an escalating number of attacks—and security strategies and tools have not been able to keep pace.
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