Cybercafé is on the rise. As companies try to protect their customers PI, criminals are trying to get it. Phenomenon Institute did a survey of how the information was affecting larger companies. Unfortunately the hackers are using the information to ruin their credit. Russian hackers obtained 1. 2 billion surnames and passwords. Well the best remedy would be to use cash for everything and keep off of databases.
It is easier said than done. As long as there is information available, for hackers to steal, then they will attempt to obtain it. Financial information especially has the hackers’ attention. The reason it is so appealing, especially a large corporation, there is an abundant of funds available. Not only is the information available, but they have gotten good at finding it. By the time it is noticeable that monies are being spent on the account, they move to another one. That is why financial information is so valuable to organized crime.
They an extort an exuberant amount of money not from one account, but also offer the information up for sale. If the people would not have so much information available, there would not be a market for it. The private information that should remain private is easily obtained. Therefore making it seem acceptable to organized crime to profit from it. They have graduated from other vicious crimes, like murder, to embezzling money from unsuspecting victims.