Computer hacking and cyber terrorism: The real threats in the new millennium?

Furnell, S. M. and Warren, M. J. 1999, Computer hacking and cyber terrorism: The real threats in the new millennium?, Computers and Security, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 28-34.

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Title Computer hacking and cyber terrorism: The real threats in the new millennium?
Author(s) Furnell, S. M.
Warren, M. J.ORCID iD for Warren, M. J.
Journal name Computers and Security
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Start page 28
End page 34
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 1999
ISSN 0167-4048
Keyword(s) Cyber Terrorism
Information Warfare
Science & Technology
Computer Science, Information Systems
Computer Science
Summary As the new millennium approaches, we are living in a society that is increasingly dependent upon information technology. However, whilst technology can deliver a number of benefits, it also introduces new vulnerabilities that can be exploited by persons with the necessary technical skills. Hackers represent a well-known threat in this respect and are responsible for a significant degree of disruption and damage to information systems. However, they are not the only criminal element that has to be taken into consideration. Evidence suggests that technology is increasingly seen as potential tool for terrorist organizations. This is leading to the emergence of a new threat in the form of 'cyber terrorists', who attack technological infrastructures such as the Internet in order to help further their cause. The paper discusses the problems posed by these groups and considers the nature of the responses necessary to preserve the future security of our society.
Language eng
Field of Research 0 Not Applicable
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©1999, Elsevier
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