Motivations of Phishing Criminals
Phishers, people who are phishing other people (i.e., victims), have reasons for doing so. They are all criminals…cons…each pretending to be something they are not in order to trick people into revealing sensitive information or into running a Trojan Horse program. They are broken people with poor morals looking to gain something they could not otherwise get with honesty, integrity, or hard work. But they have their reasons and motivations.