With so much of our everyday living online—think e-commerce and the uprise of social media—security is always on everyone’s mind. Hacks are a reality. And while some are more serious than others, any time a site’s security is breached, it can wreak havoc and have a domino effect that reaches far beyond digital walls. Hacks of the worst kind can impact sales and even damage reputation if not managed properly.

From phone “phreaking” in the early days of hacking to simple gags to full data theft, in the below infographic we take a look at the history and evolution of hacking and the kinds of hackers involved along the way. We also provide some tips to help people and companies thwart attacks; because anyone who has an online presence, no matter how small, is at risk.