There are many reasons which act as a catalyst in the growth of cyber crime. Some of the prominent reasons are:
a. Money:People are motivated towards committing cyber crime is to make quick and easy money.
b. Revenge:Some people try to take revenge with other person/organization/society/ caste or religion by defaming its reputation or bringing economical or physical loss. This comes under the category of cyber terrorism.
c. Fun:The amateur do cyber crime for fun. They just want to test the latest tool they have encountered.
d. Recognition:It is considered to be pride if someone hack the highly secured networks like defense sites or networks.
e. Anonymity-Many time the anonymity that a cyber space provide motivates the person to commit cyber crime as it is much easy to commit a cyber crime over the cyber space and remain anonymous as compared to real world. It is much easier to get away with criminal activity in a cyber world than in the real world. There is a strong sense of anonymity than can draw otherwise respectable citizens to abandon their ethics in pursuit personal gain.
f. Cyber Espionage:At times the government itself is involved in cyber trespassing to keep eye on other person/network/country. The reason could be politically, economically socially motivated.