The increasing use of information technology systems by the end user, the technical development of consumer-oriented payment methods, the current dependency of the end-user on technological progress, and the voluntary transfer of personal data to social networks – all this is exploited by cyber criminals to get rich at the expense of others.
Almost on the daily basis, new reports are made about data attacks on enterprises or the fishing the account data out. Phishing is already causing massive damage. Data theft may cause damage to companies in millions of dollars. Police officers train investigators and establish specialist departments to stop computer crimes. Using modern IT forensics, deleted data and information can be reconstructed on hard disks and other storage media.