Hacking may seem like a novelty now, but it actually emerged in the 50s and 60s. Originally hackers meant to penetrate early computer systems, find bugs, and improve security. Today it is different as everyone can learn how to hack. While some hackers use their skills to help big concerns secure their users’ data and patch possible loopholes, others prefer to steal essential information and money and damage operating systems and machines as well as insult companies, politics, and celebrities.
It is estimated that 30,000 websites are hacked every single day and there are more than 378 million victims of cyber crime a year. If you’d like to learn more interesting facts and get to know some of the most infamous people in the history of hacking, check out the infographic below. Prepared by SSL.com, the timeline of the infographic spans the most iconic moments of computer hacking from 1960s to the present days.