It's no secret that breaches impact lots of people. But it may be shocking to learn just how many. Just ask people in the state of New York, a third of whom fell victim to cyberattacks in the past year. Attacks on businesses were so rampant that the government commissioned a report.
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.