It’s easy, though incorrect, to dismiss worrying about hacking on the basis that “I have nothing to hide” so if someone gets our information, it’s not that big of a deal. And, in fact, someone getting your credit card information might not really end up being that big of a deal to you when it’s the credit card company that has to do all the hard work to fix it. For a consumer, it might just be some inconvenience. But the real danger to me has always been the risk of someone manipulating your data and causing issues. Imagine someone hacking the DMV and marking you as someone whose driver’s license has been suspended, or hacking your phone’s GPS, indicating you were somewhere you were not.
Or, a hacker fabricating a plot to overthrow the government: