The Causes And Effects Of Cyberterrorism And The Internet

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Every day, millions of people are at risk by cyberterrorism. Cyberterrorism is known for the merging of cyberspace and terrorism. This is where people illegally hack into computers and networks to simply steal people’s information, such as; their identity (Weimann, 2004, p.1). As of last year there had been a cost around $388 billion on global economy. Even though it was enormous, this year is even more enormous (Galeotti, 2012).These hacks or attacks result in violence of the society. Cybercrime worldwide has about 556 million people each year that claim to be a victim. Norton Cybercrime Report results of 2012, claim that people are victims because of people being either lazy or uninformed (Galeotti, 2012). Cyberterrorism simply cause harm …show more content…
This time was the development of the internet (Weimann, 2004, p 2). The term cyberterrorism is not the only term that is used for hackers. Other terms that are used are; cyberattack, cybercrime, cyberharassment, cybertractics, cyber-break-ins, netwar, computer warfare, and virtual warfare (Weimann, 2004, p. 4). The National Academy of Sciences started a report on over computer security. They stated that we are simply at risk because we all are gradually depending on computers. Future terrorist will sadly be able to do less damage with a bomb than with a keyboard. The Electronic Pearl Harbor term had been created at this time to relate a threat of a computer attack to an American upset (Weimann, 2004, p. 2). Some forces have come together to help the fear of the cyberterrorism. These forces are; political, economic, and psychological. Cyberterrorism might not require a warning of violence, but the concerned people’s impact can be as effective as a terrorist bomb. The Federal government had asked for $4.5 billion to have a structure security. The reason for the Federal government in the asking of a huge about of money was because of the 9/11 attack. The FBI had grated the Federal government the money and now has done way more than a thousand cyber investigations (Weimann, 2004, p. …show more content…
This was just like on the cyber-attacks on Estonis in 2007. Journalists had considered Estonian to be a cyberwar. Some journalists, although did raise the thought of cyberterrorism. Cyberterrorism had been commonly described for the Stuxnet attack, which was also described by the Iranian government. The thought of cyberterrorism known to be in today’s media is not just told on television and newspapers. However, cyberterrorism is also expressed in movies and books. A movie example would be; the Die Hard II from 1990’s. An example of a book would be; the 2002 Winn Schwartau’s novel Pearl Harbor (Conway,

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