Hacking is a business for others so you need to be able to know also how you could be able to protect yourself or your company from the schemes f hacking as they can easily infiltrate and you cannot do anything with them doing the business already. That is why there are many entities now that makes effort to always remind their clients to avoid hacking of their accounts. It is important to know the signs to be able to avoid being hacked even in simple situations.
When it comes to financial institutions, they would never ask you to reveal your online password. They do not use text or through email asking your personal information but rather they send a message of warning not to do it. This applies to other government agencies so do not just give personal information. It would be done in person. Be conscious of calls received and check if they are the one you dealt with before answering questions. Hacking could happen to anyone so it is important that you make effort to be safer.
It is important to have passwords that are not easily cracked and do not use the same in all account. It is the same with your PIN. Always be cautious. As much as possible when you are doing some transactions that would require you to enter password or PIN then do not do it in public wifi as they are commonplace for hackers to work. Make sure to cover the keyboard when you enter it if you cannot avoid using public wifi.