Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 23, 2016

Could Your Teenager Be a Hacker?

Is your teenager online all the time? Do they spend a lot of time alone in their room? Does your teen play a lot of violent video games or use social media? Congrats, your kid is probably a 1337 hA><0r and it's all your fault. The FBI will be by soon to have a "chat" with your kid.

Did you know that the average age of a cybercriminal is now just 17 years? We're on the cusp of 'generation cyber' - those who have grown up surrounded by the Internet. Recent research we have conducted found that one in ten 16 to 19 year olds knows someone who has engaged in some form of illegal activity; if you think of an average A-Level class of 20 students - that's one or two teens in every class! So it could be your own teenager that's involved in illegal cyber-activity.