There have been increasing numbers of high profile security breaches and cyber attacks in recent months, so I found the attached article from Grant Thornton UK interesting.
Did you know that you could profile cyber criminals just like the "bricks & mortar" variety?
“The motivations of a cyber criminal will vary from someone wanting to claim kudos through ‘hacktivism’ to someone working a regular 9-to-5 role,” says Brown. The aims of a cyber criminal will affect their operating patterns and even their targets. “In a general sense, knowing the motivations of hackers and how likely you are to be a target can be useful in justifying a budget for defence,” says Joe Stewart, who directs malware research for the Counter Threat Unit research team within Dell SecureWorks, the security division of PC giant Dell.