The internet has evolved from it’s formative years to where it is now. The needs of commerce are far eclipsing the altruistic visions at it’s inception. At one point, the internet served the optimistic goal is preserving knowledge. It has now gone far beyond that, to a framework optimized to support commercial exchange.
Protect yourself and your business on the internet. Use encryption, multifactor authentication, risk awareness within your staff and clearly defined threat management policies.
Read the history of the internet, in a number of parts, starting here.