Private networks and the Internet gave businesses more opportunities for commerce and consumers greater choices and access to better price information. However, PCs, ATMs, and mobile devices also became vulnerable to cyber-criminals.
ATM instruction brochure, 1970
Automated teller machines (ATMs) working over private networks changed personal banking practice.
FBI most wanted poster, 2014
Sometimes cyber-crime was vandalism by youthful hackers. Sometimes it was organized criminals seeking to defraud. And sometimes it was the theft of industrial secrets authorized by foreign governments.