It Is Not All About Money: Understanding the Motives of Cybercriminals

Kassem, Rasha (2022). It Is Not All About Money: Understanding the Motives of Cybercriminals. Fraud Magazine (In press).

Abstract

When a cybercriminal breaches an organization’s data and financial systems, management automatically begins investigating the culprit’s financial motives. But often hackers are just curious to see if they can invade mainframes. Or they’re bored and want to have some fun. This article shows how to investigate cybercriminals’ minds, understand their nuanced purposes and then prevent more breaches.

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