We've been covering a lot of hacking stories lately, whether it's the huge blowout at Sony, or the relatively small fish like Codemasters. You may be asking: "Why so much hacking lately?" News site The Week has spoken to some experts, and has four theories.
- Lack of encryption
- The rise of "hacktivist groups"
- The password problem (IE: People use the same passwords for multiple uses.)
- Actually, this has been happening for a long time... but because of very high-profile hacks like Sony's, we're just noticing now.