What is the average age of a computer hacker?

  • 35 correct

    One of the most popular broadband services in the U.K., Talk Talk, was recently hacked and many credit cards and bank accounts exposed. What was even more scandalous was the fact that most of the hackers arrested were young teenagers. For the most part, this is kind of what we all think of when we think of computer hackers; teenager introverts who game way more than they sit in direct sunlight but according to security expert Marc Goodman, these stats are much scarier. The average age of a computer hacker is 35 years old and 80% of hackers are "black hat" meaning connected to organized crime. So if you feel like the mafia is out to get you because of that Facebook status you wrote about the Godfather, you might be right.

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