In the past month or so, the word “hacker” has dominated the news. There has been an alarmingly high number of high profile attacks and they’re only getting more frequent. And while the groups behind the attacks have been targeting large companies, the companies aren’t the only victims. By now I’m sure anyone reading this article is well aware of Sony’s misfortune with the PlayStation Network incident. We did a writeup on it back when it happened. And while that incident was certainly a total nightmare for Sony, the damage wasn’t exclusive to them, as the personal data of millions of users fell into the hands of the hackers.