A Definition of Cyber-terrorism

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Smokey, Aug 23, 2003.

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  1. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    Annie's Pub
    The execution of a surprise attack by a subnational foreign terrorist group, or individuals with a domestic political agenda, using computer technology and the Internet to cripple or disable a nation's electronic and physical infrastructures. The goal is to not only hurt the economy of a region or country, but also to amplify the effects of a traditional physical terrorist attack by causing additional confusion and panic. It can also take the form of a physical attack -- without ever touching a computer keyboard -- that destroys critical Internet, communications and electric power nodes.

    Author: Dan Verton, ComputerWorld
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