For starters, there are three types of hackers, known as the white hats hackers, grey hat hackers, and black hat hackers. From those colors, you can guess which type of these hackers is the worst!
Simply put, the White hat hackers, also known as security hackers or “ethical hackers,” are specialized in testing and assessing an organization’s security system and ensuring its security. This type of hacking is not illegal as it concerns the security of governments and companies.
As for the grey hackers, they fall into a grey area. They typically do not have malicious intent when exploiting their target, but this type of hacking is still considered illegal.
And then there are the black hackers who violate a device’s security with malicious intent like theft, blackmail, spreading of malware and other cybercrimes. This type of hacking is punishable by law.
Now let’s imagine that your phone data fell prey to black hat hackers, what would you do then?