The motivation to engage in hacking behavior
Examine some of the reasons that individuals are motivated to engage in hacking behavior, including attention to the variable of gender. What does the research tell us about this behavior?
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S) Cybercrime and Society Majid Yar and Kevin F Steinmetz, 2019 Sage
Cyber-attacks are on the increase. Last year, proved to be a difficult year for many businesses including Tesco, Ashley Madison, TalkTalk and other large businesses. Small and medium businesses aren’t escaping the brunt of the attacks either with a reported seven million types of cyber-attacks occurring across the UK in 2016, costing an estimated £5.2 billion.
The most common types of cyber-crime affecting small businesses are phishing emails, malware attacks and ransomware, which analysts estimate costs on average £3,000 per business.
But what motivates a hacker to commit cyber-crime and cause so much damage:
While the motivations of a hacker can be split into these six types, what is common for all is the lack of regard they have for the victim who bears the costs involved in resolving the attack. Ensuring your business has highest level of IT security in place to protect your data is essential for modern businesses of every size.