Most social stereotypes are easily debunked, and hoodie-clad hackers are no exception. The average hacker comes in all shapes and sizes––often disguised as the boy or girl next door.
Targets of cybercrime are equally diverse. Many hackers will seek out low-hanging fruit, and the biggest vulnerabilities are often the result of human error. Weak passwords, lax email security, and out-of-date technologies are all easy wins for hackers, and no business or industry is truly safe.
In fact, hackers can specialize in breaching specific business types or industries, such as healthcare or finance, refining their expertise with each new attack.