Cyber stalkers are often motivated by negative emotions or serious psychological factors. Psychiatric illness, obsession fixations, revenge, hate, anger and jealousy. At times, the victim may not even know or ever met the cyber stalker. Following are some reasons
To get the attention
Wrong place at the wrong time
They are driven by fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, political or religrous reasons, psychiatric illness,peer acceptance or for personal and financial gains They can be any age, any gender and any economic status, race, religion or nationality. In simple they engage in criminal, coercive, deviant or abusive behaviors using Information and communication technology (ICT). They are a new threat to humanity.