"The $1.5 trillion that cybercriminals generate each year includes $860 billion in illicit online markets, $500B in theft of trade secrets and intellectual property, $160B in data trading, $1.6B in crimeware-as-a-service, and $1B in ransomware. Evidence indicates cybercrime often generates more revenue than legitimate companies: large multi-national operations can earn more than $1B; smaller ones typically make between $30k-$50K."
The illicit community will never cease to exist as long as there is a need and there will be a market. Once the market exist, will be target as well. What we can do is to identify the target (Victims) and educate them as much as we can.