Technological superiority encourages tactical innovation, finding the best way to deploy superior systems to dominate. When there is parity, dominance has to be achieved elsewhere, eg strategic. Technological superiority doesn’t last forever.
NSA Archive, Cyber Strategy against ISIL Public opinion in authoritarian states. [Archive]
Monetising a hacked computer is the hard part of cyber crime. Ransomware, an innovative solution, is starting to move into more complex coercion.