Get to know your Hackers! The Psychology of Ransomware

Shut your eyes and imagine a hacker. Thanks to TV shows like CSI: Cyber and the above still from Mr Robot, you’ve maybe just drawn a mental picture of an anti-social, hoodie-wearing male between 15 and 30 years of age sitting in his mom’s darkened basement surrounded by monitors and wires, right? Well, you’re half right – because “the most visible breed of computer cracker is an “obsessive middle-class white male, between 12 and 28 years old, with few social skills and a possible history of abuse”. That was the controversial conclusion of Canadian psychologist Marc Rogers in his “Psychology of

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