The Who and How of Cyber Criminals

Cyber crime

Though the "script kiddies" ─ juvenile hackers creating disruptions for their own amusement ─ of the early 2000s still exist, the source of cyber threats has grown more menacing. There are politically- and ideologically-motivated hacktivists, who work alone and in concert as part of groups like Anonymous. There are members of organized crime syndicates. There are rival companies and, scariest of all, foreign governments, who operate with virtually unlimited resources and no fear of prosecutio