The Internet was once a unique and untapped oasis of good intent. Starry-eyed idealists painted a grand portrait of a place to frolic in the interconnectedness the Internet promised.
However, good ideas can also be used by bad actors who use the freedom of the Internet to carry out their misdeeds in complete secrecy. And, it turns out, lots of really neat but also really destructive things can be built on the Internet, including botnets, spam software, identity theft & ransomware. Oh, and then there are people hijacking internet-connected devices and watching us through all the cameras we have in our homes. CREEPY!
Indeed, the Internet is the Wild West right now, and we (the public) are the villagers, never knowing when we’ll be attacked or compromised.