More than one in ten Brits have admitted to 'casual hacking' says CPP. Research by the life assistance company revealed that 13 percent of web users said they had accessed someone else's online account without their permission.
Social networks such as Facebook were the most popular target for this casual hacking, while personal and work emails, money transaction portals such as PayPal and online banking sites, had all also been accessed by these web users without the account holder's knowledge.
Of those that admitted to 'casual hacking', nearly a third (32 percent) said they did it 'just for fun' while 29 percent wanted to check-up on their other half and eight percent were keeping tabs on a work colleague. However, two percent admitted they did it for financial gain.