5 Types of Hackers & Why They Hack

When considering why hackers are attacking websites, you might think that there’s a specific reason they target you as a website owner—your business, your reputation, or your information. The truth is, while it feels personal to the victim, hackers rarely single out specific targets. Most of the time, hackers perform mass searches for specific vulnerabilities, and target these sites collectively.

Before we look at the psychology behind website hacks, we should first break our hackers out into groups based on their motivations.

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