White Hat to Black Hat: What Motivates the Switch to Cybercrime

A new report aims to shed light on what motivates security professionals to choose black hats over white ones as part of a broader study on the overall cost of cybercrime.

To learn more about the organizational cost of cyberattacks and what lures hackers to the “dark side,” Malwarebytes and Osterman Research teamed up and polled 200 security pros. They found security-related costs are enormous and growing, partly due to a spike in breaches and partly due to a proportion of industry experts donning “gray hats” and dabbling in cybercrime for money.

Read more about the findings of the recent survey on DarkReading.