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Def. As the term implies, Cyberterrorism is the use of computer networks (cyber) to carry out harmful acts that deliberately threated other people (terrorism).

The difference between cyberterrorism attacks and other cyberattacks lies in the intention . These attacks are specifically designed with the intention to cause mass chaos (or harm), disrupt critical infrastructure, support political activism (or hacktivism), and cause physical damage or even loss of life.

Cyberterrorism can take different forms, from the alteration or destruction of information, to planning and carrying out of terrorist attacks via the use of computer networks.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines cyberterrorism as any “premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs and data which results in violence against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”

 

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