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New Face of Terror: Cyber Threats, Emails Containing Viruses

Journal: Asian Journal of Technology & Management Reserach (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 63-78

Keywords : Cyber threat; email viruses; cyber terrorism.;

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Cyber terrorism can be defined as any act which is unlawful or use of force or violence against any individuals or property to intimidate or to disturb a government, the civilians, etc. According to the FBI, "Cyber terrorism could thus be well defined as the use of computing resources to intimidate or coerce others". An example of cyber terrorism could be hacking into a hospital computer system and changing someone's medicine prescription to a lethal dosage as an act of revenge. It sounds farfetched, but these things can and do happen. The various forms of computer attack that exist have in common the relatively low level of risk for the criminal, set against a potential for harm and damage the resources.

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