The core of the NCA report is a simple and worrying conclusion: the Internet is creating a new criminal.
In the real world can not crime young people in the network world to steal someone else’s data, destroy the site, cancel the server. Break the law, cause real damage to the real victim.
The boundary between right and wrong looks like a vague world. After all, if you can win a computer game by cyber attacks against your opponent, it seems to be a small step for a school, company, or government agency that you do not like.
The world seems tempting. Where you can quickly and easily make “friends”, and you are praised for your skills, rather than being criticized as “nerd”. But it is also a vulnerable group or a naive person can not be aware of what they are doing in the place where the criminals.
The bad news is that the suspect is getting younger. According to the national cyber crime department, seventeen is the average age, but some are younger than 12 years old.
The good news is that they seem mainly to be currency-driven, which means that early intervention can be very successful.
Factors that identify ways to lead to cybercrime include:
Due to the widespread use of easy-to-use hacker tools, entry thresholds are lower
Easy access to illegal programs
The risk of being caught is very low
Those hackers are unmanned crimes
These factors work together to create “more young people involved in cybercrime environments,” NCA said.
This poses a significant risk because it “has the ability to cause significant harm to young and relatively unskilled cyber criminals.”