Cyber terrorism is the use of (chiefly) information technology to cause harm, and with the intention of terrorizing a target group. Because of the ubiquity of computing resources in all aspects of modern society, global interconnectivity, rapid technological pace, and the availability of disruptive tools, cyber terrorism is an asymmetric (or uneven) threat. Cyber terrorism is not cyber crime, because cyber criminals wish to avoid detection, and it is not Cyber Warfare, because warfare is conducted between politically recognized nation-states.
London-based fundamentalist Islamic cleric with ties to Osama bin Laden talks of plans to use the Internet to target the U.S., Israeli and the UK economies.
Position Papers on Countering Cyber-Terrorism presented at USC Information Sciences Institute in June 1999
Feb 18, 2000 BBC coverage of US terrorism experts, who claim that terrorists are not just exploring weapons of mass destruction but also weapons of mass disruption. Media coverage of denial of service attacks.
US national center for counter-terrorism technology research, development and assessment at Dartmouth College. Funded by the U.S. Justice Department.
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