Why Cybercrime is Developing so Fast? To answer that question, we have to understand the background and causes of the phenomenon. And they are three: fundamental change in crime itself, evolution and availability of hacker tools and, finally, wrong estimation of risks at the development stage of protection systems. All combined, they lead to the fact that cybercrime is impending like a "Cyber-Katrina", a hurricane that will destroy everything on its path, as it has been recently noted by Vladimir Ovchinsky, who was in charge of the Russian bureau of Interpol in the past.
While it did not happen, we have to realize that we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence, says Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker. Chances to fall victim to genocide, military operations, and even to an armed attack in the street are minimal in comparison to previous history periods. However, the number of criminals does not decrease, but the real danger is waiting for us on the Internet, not in the street, with a knife in hand. A huge number of new criminal "IT professions" appeared—virus writers, carders, DDoSers, droppers, phishers, money launderers—as well as hundreds of new crimes using information technology: hacking of networks, stealing money from credit and debit cards, from Internet banks, ransomware, sabotage and diversion, computer piracy, child porn trading, traffic interception, cyberespionage and cyberterrorism.