In March, a chart came out comparing the stereotypical computer hacker of 1995 to that of 2015. According to the chart's characterization, the hacker of 20 years ago was in every sense an amateur: often a kid in a basement seeing how much he or she could get away with. By today's standards, the 1995 hackers come off as almost benign. Sure, they would play around with the data on your computer and cause you a hassle here and there, but at the end of the day they were not stealing your identity, making off with your credit cards or trying to take control of the car you're driving. Flash forward 20 years and you have an image of the hacker that is entirely different from its predecessor.