Infographic: Avoid Getting Hacked

Infographic Avoid Getting HackedIt’s an increasingly prevalent fear for the connected generation: getting hacked.

And the fear is far from unfounded. In 2012, 12.6 million people fell victim to identity theft.

According to online security company Hotspot Shield, identity theft came with a price tag of $21 billion to consumers last year.

Although we know what hackers are looking for – personal or business information – what we could all use more of is information about how we can better protect ourselves from this very real, tangible threat.

A new infographic from Hotspot Shield points to some critical information that might just make you little more knowledgeable and safer in your online exploits. Check it out below.