If you think companies and individuals have your data under lock and key, then think again. With hackers becoming more sophisticated and rarely ever getting caught, we'll likely see more and more breaches in the future.
That's at least according to Billy Rios, a longtime San Francisco-based "white-hat hacker," who gets hired by companies to break into their systems and point out security flaws. His clients? Microsoft, Google and the Pentagon, to name just a few.
He learned how to break into networks at university in the 1990s — and he used to breach his college's network for fun — but he never did it to steal information or make money, unlike today's crop of hackers.
"The means have always been there, but the motivations have changed," says Rios, talking about the differences between the early days of hacking and now. "There's so much more data that people can take advantage of and monetize."
Hacking has also become far more mainstream, he says, which makes it harder to contain. Everyone from governments and mafia to big-time criminals and petty thieves are breaking and entering into computer systems around the world.