If you’re mystified as to why someone would want to put so much effort into attacking your computer or your mobile device, let’s take a moment to consider the type of people that become malware creators… and how they benefit from creating malware.

Vandals, swindlers, blackmailers and other criminals

It’s a sad fact that, sooner or later, malicious individuals will find a way to exploit almost any invention or new technology – in order to cause damage or generate revenues. As the legitimate use of computers, mobile devices and the Internet has grown, so have the opportunities for vandals, swindlers, blackmailers and other criminals to benefit from creating computer viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware.

To find out more about what motivates the different types of malware creators – and how their activities can affect you – please click on the links below: