It is rare that a hacker is captured, but when one is, it's headline news. Does the story of an apprehended cybercriminal get such airtime because it's big news, or because it happens so rarely? From our point of view, it's safe to say it's that latter reason. The rarity with which cybercriminals are captured means that enterprises need security.
When authorities try to suppress malware authors, those criminals simply return to the drawing board and develop something bigger, stronger, and more impenetrable. This is a system that certainly favors the criminal, and security workers are finding it harder and harder to keep the malicious elements at bay.