Cyber-terror could be a new and unwelcome feature of 2007, according to experts

January 2007
SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals (UK Edition);Jan2007, p8
The article considers the possible prevalence of cyber-terrorism in 2007. In late December 2006, the U.S. government issued a warning to private financial institutions that Al Qaeda was planning to ruin their databases. The idea of terrorists using the Internet as a medium for attacks is not new, but the growing business-critical nature of Internet protocol-based systems lends the idea more weight. According to analysts, conventional attacks being organized in parallel with the cyber-attack of emergency voice over Internet protocol phone lines is possible.


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