Originally Posted by Macneck
It's a shame, but they are the weak gazelle and cyber-criminals are the lions.
I wouldn't call them "lions". Most of them are just script kiddies (if that sounds insulting, it's meant to be) who buy pre-packaged exploits and have no talent whatsoever. And it's such a bad business, anyone who has any real talent wouldn't be in that scene but find themselves a proper job.
A while ago there was an attack against Macs and it was estimated that it might have gained the attackers a total of $14,000, and some people here were in awe of that enormous amount of money. I looked at the sum and thought they were total losers, because $14,000 for several people's hard work is just nothing. The programmers involved could have made a lot more money by doing some honest work instead.
And then there is the problem that all these people have, and that is that they are involved with criminals. And that isn't good for your health, for your wallet, for your peace of mind.