It's become fashionable to assume that all cybercriminality these days is about money. Read More ..
In other words, attacks that aren't likely to be worth anything aren't likely.
It's also fashionable to assume that the attackers are increasingly and exclusively after rich and fruitful targets, such as multinationals and governments.
In other words, if you're a little guy, you're off the radar and can stay safe online simply by keeping your head down.
Sure, cracking into systems just for the fun of it - the lulz - was briefly popular a couple of years ago, thanks to the appositely-named Lulzsec crew, but a bunch of arrests seemed to put paid to all of that.
But those arrests didn't stamp out cracking for the sake of it. There's still plenty of gratuitous, "because it's there" digital break-and-enter going on.
Even if you run a tiny website and don't have much to hide, you (and your customers) are nevertheless at risk from criminals, like the apppositely named @JokerCracker, who openly gives his reason for hacking as, "It's just a personal challenge."
JokerCracker has announced a number of hack-and-reveals over the past few days.