Today, cybercrime has become a burning hot issue in many quarters of the world. Particular attacks occur in common in some places and there are reasons for that. Here are few of them, according to CSOonline.com
Nigeria is known for 419 scams. It has been developing a reliable internet infrastructure, but many areas have a dearth of bandwidth and computing firepower to counter a heavy attack. A strong internet connection and large quantities of processing power are required.
There are no laws with respect to hosting and internet monitoring in Romania and Ukraine. Any person can do anything unsubstantiated, in a public data center. These countries are favorites as malware command and control server locations, strategically located in Europe.
In Russia, the generation at present in their mid-30s became involved in cybercrime in the late 1990s and early 2000s when Russia was trying to fit into the global economy. For the Russians the west has become an assured enemy. Hackers have been encouraged by the state to inflict damage on Western interests.
The Chinese government is known to engage in cyber-espionage for years. The threat commotion in the name of national welfare and in defense against threats takes on many practices. It is said that nationalistic hackers may be involved in such operations against other nation states.
The U.S holds the reputation of being the country with most cybercrime. Hacking, Phishing, Spyware and extortion are the typical forms of cybercrime that emerge domestically. Also, it has a big percentage of young adult hackers indulging in social and political change.