10 Lesser Known Ways Hackers Steal Data [Infographic]


Cybercrime is a growing concern in today’s interconnected world. Large corporations are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals looking to extract sensitive data and confidential information. The world saw several large-scale data breaches in 2017 alone, including the Equifax data breach that put 145.5 million Americans at risk of identity theft.

Big businesses aren’t the only entities at risk for a cyberattack. Small businesses are, too; in fact, research has shown that 43 percent of cyberattacks target small businesses. Individuals are at risk from cyber criminals, as well. In 2016, one in 131 emails contained malware, including malicious links or attachments.

10 Lesser Known and Wildest Ways Hackers Steal Data

One of the main concerns with cybercrime is the ability of hackers to extract data from seemingly secure systems. Take air-gapped systems, which aren’t connected to the internet. Despite this setup, each year hackers discover new ways to extract data from these systems, like using Morse code–like signals through the computer’s LED hard drive. 

Other tactics that hackers use to steal data right under your nose include exploiting the internet of things (IOT) or using fake wireless access points can put small businesses and individuals at risk. Take a look at Top10VPN’s infographic, below, to learn more about the 10 lesser known and wildest ways hackers can steal data from you.

Wildest Ways Hackers Steal Data

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with ten years blogging experience under his belt. He is the founder of MyTechQuest.com or just MTQ.