Cybercrime is "one of
the greatest global and strategic challenges of our time."
That’s the message Foreign
Secretary William Hague gave to an international conference in Budapest in
October 2012. It has, he added, never been easier to become a cybercriminal.
Apparently you can buy off-the-shelf malicious software packages that can target people's bank
accounts, for as little as £3,000. Cybercriminals will even throw in
access to a 24-hour technical support helpline – for their fellow felons.