The word “hack” has taken on multiple, conflicting meanings, that contribute to confusion over global political events.
Hackers may want information you don’t know you have, or intend to use information in ways you have not thought of.
Unsurprisingly, most people think they know what information they can and cannot access. After all, how could you know something and not know you know it? Trivially, “access” is not “knowledge.” After all, everyone reading this post can also access all information online, but they surely do not know all information online. Even with the information you know you—law abiding citizen—don’t think about information the way malicious actors might.