Cyber criminals are motivated by money (Nachreiner, 2013) and can range from small groups to large organizations. Cyber attackers can steal people’s private information and sell it by initially exploiting computer systems, enterprises and networks (techopedia, 2015). Cukier and Maimon found that cyberattackers are more likely carry out this process during the day at business hours due to the convenience of “motivated offenders, suitable victims, and the absence of capable guardians” (UMIACS, 2011). The researchers also declare that certain networks, such as free, public Wi-Fi networks (Woollaston, 2015), are more susceptible to attacks.
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Techopedia Staff. "Cyberattack" Techopedia (2015).
Woollaston, Victora. "Hacking Wi-Fi is child's play! 7-year-old shows how easy it is to break into a public network in less than 11 MINUTES" Daily Mail UK (2015).