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Hackers go after computers for cash, activism, curiosity

By Beau Monday

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2013

~~<p>I talk to many people in the local community about computer security, and one of the most common questions is, Why would a hacker want to attack my computer?</p>
<p>The simple answer is money. Many computers in small businesses and homes contain data, such as personal and financial information that hackers can use to commit fraud or identity theft.</p>
~~

I talk to many people in the local community about computer security, and one of the most common questions is, Why would a hacker want to attack my computer?

The simple answer is money. Many computers in small businesses and homes contain data, such as personal and financial information that hackers can use to commit fraud or identity theft. Login for more...



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