Young folks like to hack


Recent research shows cybercrime is hip among young people.
While 84% of college students admit that breaking into IT systems is wrong, 23% say they’ve successfully hacked into networks anyway. That’s according to a recent survey of 1,000 students conducted by Tufin Technologies.
Why do they do it? According to 22%, it’s out of curiosity, while 15% have hacked to make money.
Also, 32% say hacking is “cool,” and 28% say it’s easy.
Facebook accounts were the most common systems hacked, followed by e-mail and online shopping accounts.
The trend could have good and bad implications for the future of IT. Some of these amateur hackers will make great security professionals one day. But hacking’s popularity should also serve as a warning that protecting data and networks is only going to get tougher.
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