And the worst part about it is that when it comes to regular civilians, they do not know what is going on behind the scenes until it affects them directly. They are only witness to the aftermath of the cyber destruction that happens on the web and they barely understand then what is going on. All they can tell you is that their ATM card does not work anymore or that someone with a Chinese name has used their credit card without them knowing about it.
They cannot just be your average black hat hacker who takes other people attacks and try to use them for themselves. No, these people have to be the ones who create the attacks and they have to be on the government payrolls.
The countries which have a larger population have an advantage that they have more people to choose from. But there are only a few geniuses in the world and they do not have to be necessarily born in a large country. They can come from anywhere and that would allow a small country to be able to shock the world.