13 Percent of Brits are ‘Casual Hackers’

Hacking and computer crime are not just the business of shady, anonymous criminals in lawless underground forums; according to new research, 13 percent of the British have admitted to ‘casual’ hacking: accessing someone else’s online account details without their permission. The British life assistance — a combination of gadget protection and travel insurance — company CPPGroup conducted the research and found that 32 percent of the admitted hackers “dismissed their exploits as something they did ‘just for fun,’ while 29 percent admitted to hacking in order to snoop on their significant other…

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