Equifax. Yahoo. The Democratic National Committee. Your email inbox. Your home. The amount and frequency of hacks and data breaches is skyrocketing, rising more than 142 percent since 2012, from 471 to 1,140, and those are just the ones we know about, according to the California-based Identity Theft Resource Center. As the world becomes increasingly more technologically complex, so have the tactics and tools used by hackers, said Joe Provost, CEO of Worcester cyber defense consultants Syncstate.