There are thousands of different malware and viruses on the internet today. So, people ask, why do some people create malware and viruses? They are three main reasons why people create them: make money, steal account information, and cause trouble and problems to others.
Many viruses, spyware, and malware found on computers do not damage the computer much; they just slow it. These viruses and malware are designed to get information about the user and send it to the company or person responsible for making them. The information they get is then used to advertise in your computer. The ads come in the form of pop-ups and e-mails on your computer. If many computers get infected, they earn a lot of money from the ads displayed.
Stealing account information
Virtual goods and online games have a real-life value attached to them. Malware and viruses are created to steal account information associated with virtual goods and online games. Using these types of viruses, a person can gain access to the account of a victim and steal currency and virtual goods. They could even sell ill-gotten virtual goods to other people for real money.
Causing problems and trouble
There are people that create malware and viruses because they can. They enjoy seeing computer users getting annoyed. Some malware and viruses are created to crash an entire network system, causing system outages for big companies, like production companies and banks. The thrill of seeing chaos they have created drives them to create more malware and viruses.