Ransomware? Easy cash for attackers. Phishing? Nothing but cash. Spam? All kinds of ways to monetize people clicking links. Data breaches? That stuff gets used for fraud and the rest gets sold off (to be used for more fraud). Nation state attacks? Sure there’s ideology, but when you consider that US sanctions no doubt played a part in Russia’s motivation for attacking the 2016 election, money is in the equation. And that’s not to mention nation state hackers moonlighting for extra cash.
Source: UK PC Mag