Cybercrime - How did we get here?

A security vendor's view of why cybercrime is so prevalent:
Firstly, cybercrime is low risk; since it transcends geo-political borders, it is difficult for law enforcement agencies to catch the perpetrators [...]
Secondly, cybercrime is easy: there is extensive documentation on hacking and virus writing freely available on the Internet, meaning that no sophisticated knowledge or skill is required.
These are the two main factors which have lead to cybercrime becoming a multi-billion dollar industry, truly a self sustaining eco-system of its own.
-- Costin Raiu, Chief Security Expert for Kaspersky
Src: Browsing malicious websites | Viruslist.com

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