Computer viruses have become very popular over the last few years since a lot of people have started using computers nowadays and computer viruses are the best form of stealing sensitive information from somebody else’s computer.
As for who makes computer viruses, the simple answer would be criminals. Since taking any kind of unfair advantage from creating a computer virus is illegal hence the creators of such viruses can be termed as criminals. These kinds of criminals usually operate in the form of groups and hardly are only a single person.
These groups target certain based on the information stored in his computer and trick him into opening some sort of file and then attack his computer to steal all the information.
Why do they make Viruses?
The next question that arises is why these criminals make computer viruses? This question has a very simple answer and that is financial benefits.
Criminals usually create and spread viruses all over the world on different computers mainly to make money. Their viruses steal important information from people’s computers and in return for the information they demand huge sums of money from people and the criminals end up making lots and lots of money.
These criminal groups when get access to one computer, they send large number of emails to all the contacts of the owner of that computer and this is how they spread their virus.
Often people know about such scam emails and prefer not to open such emails but even if only 1 percent of people open the emails, the criminals make a lot of money as these emails are forwarded to millions of email addresses.
These emails basically try to trick you into providing your banking information like most of them would act like a letter from your bank and when you fill out the information asked for in the email thinking that you’re sending all this information to your bank, you’re actually forwarding all your banking details to a criminal group.
Criminals also tend to use random computers to do illegal activities. By hacking a computer they gain access to a completely random computer and this way they can do all their illegal activity from that computer and the police would never know who did it.
The take-away here is to always be very careful when opening emails and email attachments, don’t open anything from someone you don’t know! Also don’t open things that are suspicious, such as emails with attachments from friends who never email you attachments.