The rise of cyber crime has been surprising, even when compared to most experts’ expectations.
With the rise of the internet came the rise of the cyber criminal and the worst part about it is the level of danger that is now involved.
It used to be that you had to worry about being scammed out of some money and that was it.
It was a hard lesson to learn but you would never do it again and, for the most part, money is replaceable.
Now the dangers run a little bit deeper.
Black hat hackers are professionals now and they are looking to use their skills to make as much money off of you as possible and there is a good chance that they will be able to do this as well.
They have many different ways that they are able to take money from you and the techniques that they use are getting more advanced than ever.
Why Will Cyber Crime Increase In The Future?
There are a lot of causes that will make cyber crime go up in the future but the key thing is the level of technical sophistication of the attacks.
The whole point of the attack is to be able to steal undetected and not get caught.
The level of tech to do this is rising faster than the level of tech to stop it.
You add to that the fact that every year there are more and more new people coming onto the internet and you have plenty of fertile ground for criminal activity.
Also, the level of hardware that is easily available has risen as well.
It is so easy to rent out a server for criminal purposes that it is barely hidden anymore.
A quick foray onto some search engines and you have everything that you need to rent out a botnet.
With the access to this kind of technology so readily available it allows even a person who has only a passing knowledge of technology to be able to perform large scale attacks.
The people who actually know what they are doing are even scarier when they have their hands on this sort of tech.
How Can Cyber Crime Be Curbed In The Future?
The only thing that will be able to curb the rise of cyber crime is that law enforcement needs to be able to recruit some of the bad guys before they go totally rogue.
Also, computer skills should be taught in school and in the home.
If more people know what to look for then they are less likely to be attacked.
A mixture of more good guys patrolling the internet and making the average user more knowledgeable about the dangers that they face will go a long way in helping to stop the rise of cyber crime.