It’s no surprise that the act of hacking has grown increasingly sophisticated over the years. Today, there are multiple advanced forms of hacking (i.e. jailbreaking, chip and pin hacks, IoT botnets) but perhaps one of today’s most innovative forms of hacking is extortion hacking, or cyber extortion.
Today, hacking has an entirely different meaning than it did 20, 15, or even 10 years ago. Today’s criminals, for example, may launch an attack as a form of protest or as a way to blackmail an organization into paying them money.